Sunday, June 22, 2014

Japanese Maple & Hibiscus Pink

tea-length floral blue dress that ties in the back

I haven't worn this dress for a few months, because I've been meaning to sew up the back. Things tend to sit on my mending pile for a looong time. Without a deadline to motivate me, I'm a champion procrastinator. That's true of most people, right? Anyway, I figured it's going to be quite a while before I get around to stitching this, and the dress is perfectly functional, so I might as well wear it in the meantime.

I tend to enjoy clothes that are "too big" for me, cut for a taller/bulkier person. Being swamped in fabric is somehow comforting, similar to shifting positions under cool sheets on a warm summer night, when you have the window open. If there's a breeze, it will settle on the sheets and keep you from getting hot. My dress feels like that.

smiling in the bright sunlight, floral blue dress and pink hibiscus brooch, red Japanese maple in the background

I wish I had a joke to put here, because I look like I'm cracking up. Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who can't remember a joke to save their life. Except for this one: "You know what they say about guys with big feet? [Pause.] BIG SOCKS!" I also have a rad joke about a chicken at an intersection, but I'll save that one for next time.

tea-length floral blue dress and hot pink hibiscus brooch


  1. Totally know what you mean about baggier (or as I like to think of it, 'breezier') clothes :-D I love the colour and pattern of this dress, and the light in these photos is just gorgeous!

  2. We need to find a better 'Standard Joke' for you.

    You need a stomacher to pin on. Your frock looks totally 18th Century. Except for the whole hemline thing.

    1. I had to look that up =P I totally want one.


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