The most recent of my maxi dress makes. Made in January 2015. I LOVE this dress and it is on rotation with the others this summer.
Third time lucky, I made these shades for over our kitchen counter and I love them.
Paisley knit dress. I've come to realise it is just way too big and will have a crack at fixing this before winter.
Merino colour block dress. A far better fit this one - it's a 24 not a 30!
Tiered skirt based upon a pair of recycled denims
Mrs Santa - another costume that needs sorting - too big, too swampy, it moves really badly. But a bit of tweaking and tucking and it will be lush!
Apart from the need to wear different accessories, the only thing left is to upgrade the hem frill to a larger one
Lastly, the reborn Peacock outfit. Pared down!
Picture me, if you wish, on Sunday afternoon, modelling a MINI dress, at least 3 inches above my KNEES. It is strapless, black, with a high waist line. I was given this dress and put it on to get agreement from our dinner guests and David that it was a terrible look. But they loved it! I looked hot!
I am learning that I am only as big as I am. Not bigger. I can wear things that I gave up trying 30 years ago, in some contexts. I suit simpler, more pared back shapes and silhouettes. I need to stop swamping myself in fabric. It doesn't suit me! Who knew!
So, 2016 is the Year of Tailoring and Streamlining. wish me luck!