Now y’all are starting to scare me …

by Erin on February 27, 2007


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Now, I know that I have posted a LOT here, and that I have, um, distinctive (not to say eccentric) tastes, but — damn — it's a little scary when random strangers (Mojogeno in this case) on the internet can pinpoint my reaction with such accuracy! Don't you agree?

(Do food bloggers have people tell them "you'll really love the duck-fat fries at place X?" Do music bloggers have people send them great new bands? And more to the point: are they right? Inquiring minds, etc.)

Anyway, this dress (not Mojogeno's, by the way, but from seller Bebop-a-Diva) is B36 and has a starting bid of about $35 (but there is a reserve).

Here's a closeup of the bodice, just because it is gorgeous:


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I suppose I really don't have to worry until y'all can predict what I am having for breakfast (although, since pretty much every cold day I have the breakfast of champions — organic maple oatmeal and Diet Coke — that's not too hard)!

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Isabelle February 27, 2007 at 7:04 am

What a brilliant use of the plaids! That’s a fantastic dress

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Celeste February 27, 2007 at 7:23 am

What a great dress, though I don’t wear yellow. I love, as I have loved in the past, the way that the waist visually pulls in.

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Summerset February 27, 2007 at 7:54 am

Wow! I like this! The use of the plaid is clever and figure enhancing. Too bad it’s too big for me!

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Kangaroo February 27, 2007 at 8:08 am

This dress is a marvel of design and construction. I am in love! Thanks, Erin, for your post today…I have placed a bid on it, but the reserve hasn’t been met.

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Anonymous February 27, 2007 at 8:16 am

Stunning dress! I also love organic maple oatmeal and usually add raisins but when I ran out, tried some frozen peach slices. Yum! I gave up diet coke when my daughter had surgery for a bone cyst and the doc told her to give up soda as the phosphoric acid leaches calcium from the bones… as much as 50 percent. Also, nutrasweet is quite the poison. Check it out!

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Lisette February 27, 2007 at 8:23 am

Gorge Dress, and I don’t go for the bumblebee thing. Erin, Diet coke for breakfast? Eww :)

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Anonymous February 27, 2007 at 8:30 am

They do. It’s great. I have a site about the author Laurie Colwin, and people sometimes email to recommend other authors. They’re usually right! -Emily

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fashion design student, FIT February 27, 2007 at 8:38 am

Now here is the taste level that I love of yours. This dress is georgous and the use of the plaid is ery creative anf flatering all at the same time. Great dress. Its a couple inchs to big but I would love to by this dress, yet at the moment its the 1st of the month blues for me :(GREAT DRESS!!!

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Erin February 27, 2007 at 8:42 am

I know I shouldn’t be drinking the Diet Coke, but hey, I don’t drink coffee and I need to get the caffeine somehow! When I’m being “healthy” I drink green tea or “Tang for grownups” — Emergen-C.

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Nora February 27, 2007 at 9:45 am

I am totally weak for almost anything that uses plaid or stripes on the bias. If I had time – and a better dress form – I think I’d want to play around with draping to see if I could re-create that bodice. Simple yet brilliant. Well-spotted, Mojogeno!

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Marnie February 27, 2007 at 10:58 am

Jeeze, how beautiful and it’s exactly my measurements too. I can’t possibly justify buying it, even if I do love to swing dance, I just know I wouldn’t have the opportunity or guts to wear it out. Beautiful, though.

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bonnie-ann black February 27, 2007 at 11:19 am

well, i’m an art blogger, and i have to say, so far no one has sent me new artists to check out (or books about art or artists)… but i wouldn’t mind.great dress! and i have no comments about anyone’s diet (except for the Atkins’ diet — that one infuriates me!).

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Margo February 27, 2007 at 12:19 pm

What a stunning dress! And it’s my size! But yellow and brown separately make me look like death – can’t imagine what they’d do together. Now if it was some nice red, white, and blue like that striped Anthropologie dress. . . I am pretty certain about what colors look good on me. I’ve noticed, Erin, that you wear a whole range of colors with aplomb. Nice job!

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La BellaDonna February 27, 2007 at 1:01 pm

MMMmmmmmmm, Diet Coke! Fizzy chemically goodness! (Although I prefer mine separately, and not on top of my Honey Nut Cheerios.)I know that the chemical goodness is … not so much. However, until they find the Magic Diet that lets me Live Forever, I reckon something’s going to get me anyway, so I might as well have my yummy Diet Coke!And I swear that I’ve seen the pattern for this dress very, very recently; that Y-shaped dart is really distinctive.

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lucitebox February 27, 2007 at 2:15 pm

This dress is really tremendous! I’d love to have it in any plaid except yellow because I can’t wear yellow. Nonetheless, I do appreciate its yellowness, and as I always say, if you’re going to be yellow and black then be yellow and black!

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Anonymous February 27, 2007 at 3:46 pm

Oh gawd, belladonna, find it for us please!

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Anonymous February 27, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Checked out the Ebay listing. Oh. My. Gawd.And it has bound button holes.And “… inner waist stay ribbon.” I sooo want to know how to do this – sew in an internal waist support for all those skirts so they don’t pull that wonderful bodice out of shape. I’m sure there’s an official name for this dressmaking detail. Somehow, I’m sure that BellaDonna knows. Bid is up to $51, now.CMC

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BebopaDiva February 27, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Thanks for the kudos on the dress, everyone. Funny how few of us can wear yellow. Even though yellow is supposed to be so hot, believe me, if it were any other colorway, I’d have found a way to make it a size bigger!As a recovering seamstress (burned out on my 30′s inspired godeted, vine-sculpted & hand-rolled-edged wedding dress 15 years ago), I still love to read about other people’s sewing successes. So thanks for your great blog, Erin….from a fellow Emergen-C-er (though I usually boil my oatmeal in apple juice & cinnamon, then add toasted sunseeds at the end)

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Sarah February 27, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Wow. This is pretty…intense if you will. I wonder who made this? I would have never thought to put this style dress and this fabric print together. I think that’s what they call thinking outside the box :P.

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Debbie Egizio February 27, 2007 at 8:06 pm

I love the dress, it’s a little country and a little chic. I would definitely wear it! Your blog is fantastic, I just discovered it today and I’m putting it on my list of favorites.

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Julie February 27, 2007 at 11:02 pm

Well, I don’t see how there can be any more than one reaction to this dress — it’s manifestly fabulous!

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zimmersarmy February 28, 2007 at 8:47 am

La Belladonna,PLEASE, please and PLEASE find that pattern!From time to time I become obsessed with a dress to the point of looking at the picture several times a day. This is one of those dresses! I adore it but wish to see how it’s made.Plaid and Yellow and Chocolate…yummy.

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mojogeno February 28, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Well Erin I did not mean to scare you, it is just after reading this wonderful blog daily I guess I start to see how your tastes run ;) I LOVE the colors personally and feel the bust treatment is to-die-for, knew it had to be shared with you and your many readers.

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Anonymous February 28, 2007 at 9:14 pm

CMC, the show called Sew Much More on the DIY network just recently showed how to put in a waist stay. Here’s the website. http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_clothing/article/0,2025,DIY_13751_2316162,00.htmlHope that helps! Myndarella

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enc February 28, 2007 at 10:55 pm

The print-matching (I don’t know if that’s the name for lining up the pattern so it looks so perfecto) is perfecto. I haven’t seen anything this precise outside a Savile Row suit, have you?

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