Want to sew and photograph a colour block shift dress? Oh, man! Say hello to Walthamstow market. After a six-hour Sunday morning sewing session I had an urgent appointment to meet friends. The reason? Er, James Bond Daniel Craig Spectre Hello Are You Kidding?
Which meant no daylight hours in which to photograph my latest make, unless we grabbed a quick snap before buying popcorn. So, now you guys know what my locale looks like. A lot different to when I first began blogging, that much I can tell you. Gentrification is travelling North East of London. Let’s just leave it at that, shall we?
This is my second make of the Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress – and I love it! We entirely have TMOS to thank for this version. I was looking at some cheap synthetic crepe, and a certain conversation played out:
You don’t want that. You need to come and look at this Hobbs wool. And if you’re sewing with that, you should really consider this silk lining...
Combined with this, I had a sudden and strong vision for colour blocking. A little, not too much. With a matching button on the rear closing, this felt just right. What do you think?
My friends and I had long conversations about sleeve length. I was concerned about cold wrists, but then we chatted about the demands of statement jewellery and The Erotic Wrist. The erotic wrist?! Was this a new social media thing? Turns out that the Victorians had a thing about wrists. Shorter kid gloves, shrinking sleeve lengths… The nub of a wrist could be as erotic as the turn of an ankle. That’s educated friends for you.
As for James? He never disappoints. I’ll take my martini dirty…