I am not good with mornings. It takes me a really long time to get out of bed, and once I'm out, I putter & dawdle. Before I know it, I'm still at home when I should be at my desk at work. Sometimes I take pictures, because the light is nice in the morning.
Self portrait. The rose box was a gift from Caitlin. The mini pictures were taken with the Diana+ Instant Back, with which I have wasted so much film. I've been thinking about getting a Fuji Instax Mini camera. I can't really justify it, though I do love the pictures that I've seen taken with it.
I wanted a picture to put on my blogroll page. My favourite blogs, my favourite magazines. It makes sense to me.
Geoff was working on his laptop on the couch and I realized that I hadn't yet taken a picture of the beautiful Brooklyn Tailors shirt he bought at Penelope's in Chicago. The blue stitching on the buttonholes is so pretty. It's my favourite of Geoff's shirts. I basically clap my hands together with delight every time he wears it. (I'm serious.)
Sailor dress attempt 3: the wearable version (attempt 1 was made out of wool in the fall of 2008 and never finished, attempt 2 was done in the wrong fabric). I took the collar from the 1972 pattern pictured in this post, a basic sack dress pattern from the third Stylish Dress Book, and made up my own facing. I changed the neckline so it wouldn't plunge as much as it does in the 1972 pattern (the v-shaped "vestee" that goes underneath is a bit silly to me). The fabric is a linen/cotton blend that I found on sale.
I wasn't too happy with the point where the collar tips meet (in my haste to finish, I did a sloppy job). I was going to put a false button placket over it, but while flipping through some Lula magazines after taking the picture above, everything sort of crystallized and I realized that a bow would be a nice way to go. Maybe I'm actually too old for a sweet little bow. I'm probably too old for a lot of things I love. Anyhow, I found some grosgrain and stitched it in place. I am so productive in the morning when I should be on my way to work. I'm surprised I didn't hem it at 9.30 AM.
I have some really excellent gouges in my chest from scooping a fully-clawed Oreo in my arms so a picture will have to wait, but the collar sits really nicely! I'm pretty happy with it.
alice: Yes! After you left your comment I looked around and realized that the company (which I linked in the original post), Dear Morocco, is actually a Japanese company based in Morocco. I'm so jealous that you visit Tangiers regularly! It must be so beautiful, and the markets must be amazing!
Melinda Josie: Oh no! That's too bad that they wore out. They were so pretty! I might try making my own, wish me luck! I had Geoff photocopy that pattern this morning, ha.
Alexandra: Thank you, you are right!
syl: Thank you, dear girl! That is very sweet of you to say.
Poppy Coburn: Thank you! I thought Oreo would never use her cabin, and she's used it for a few minutes... so you never know! Cats are so funny.
oaklandetsuko: Thank you! Yes, Eric Rohmer! Suzanne's Career is the ultimate pick-me-up movie for me, ha.
Hello Lindello: I have yet to wear them, eep! I'm worried about ruining them. They are just such beautiful objects.
ilovesasek: I agree, the detail is so beautiful. It is a great price, because I'm sure they were handmade, and I do love Polka Dot Kids. I think they will last for a long time, too. Yes, do it! I'm going to try! Go team!
s: I'm glad you like them!