as i've mentioned before, i'm not so good with the hat. could be because of my ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF HAIR.
but for sew weekly, i'll give it the good old english try. no, that's college try. i'm confusing it with the royal wedding and all. i've been confused most of the weekend. i really don't see how it's may. i wish i could give you a more coherent post, but we've been out for the past 48 hours and it's all i can do to type its possessive versus it's plural.
also, the hat would not stay on during photos. at first i was fairly proud of myself hair-wise as i didn't need a hatpin. just the sheer muscle of my small country of curls expanding against the side of the hat was enough to keep it on. almost. observe the evidence, please: oblivious to impending blast off.
ain't it purty? the hat, i mean. the dress is a disaster. the hat was ruggy's grandmother's. he loves me in hats, apparently, so i've inherited three vintage beauties.
but those buttons are a big heaping help of what do you do with a drunken sailor. with a side order of hangover.
i did have fun covering them. the faux snakeskin matches the pale lavender lining exactly. and it's a good thing i was so careful as to line the dress, as this is probably the only time i'll ever wear it.
ruggy: whatcha making?
oona: a dress! it's going to be my easter dress!
ruggy: when was the last time we did something on easter?
okay. maybe i'll wear it to a spring wedding. when's that other prince getting hitched?
fabric: lace ($2), taffeta (free!), faux snakeskin ($1), poly lining ($3)
pattern: simplicity project runway 2473 ($2 at a hancock's sale, god bless em)
year: erm, ? sometime in the 2000s
notions: invisible zip ($1), highly addictive cover your own fabric buttons ($5)
time to complete: well, it began a month ago, and was quickly banned to the UFO pile. this challenge saved it. let's call it nine hours altogether, shall we? yes, let's.
total cost: $14
first worn: today
wear again: the next time i go to a conservative wedding. or lunch with the ladies. also known as never.