So I bought some of this cotton lace (58 inches wide, $6/yard!) and now I'm at a loss as to what to do with it. It seems summery … in a Sophia Loren kind of way. I've never been much good at Sophia-Lorening, so any alternate suggestions of What To Do With Black Cotton Lace would be much appreciated.
Other things I'm not good at, sartorially, in case you need a list:
- the long boho dress with flat sandals and flat hair
- any look that requires a David-Bowie/Grace-Jones slash of colored makeup across the face (it gets all over my glasses)
- shiny satin cocktail dresses with diamante clips
- and, of course, pants
I can see a kind of kicky 60s-shift swimsuit coverup (with patch pockets!), but considering I'd probably get more use out of a hazmat suit, I'm looking for other ideas …
Brown: Don't you think we should help her out of that hole? I would, but my right arm is broken and hanging at this awkward angle.
Blue: Look! Hummingbirds!
Black: I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a rope and winch today.
Pattern via Lisa at the Vintage Fashion Library. (There is SO MUCH good stuff there right now, peoples!)
Check out this elaborate shirtdress from Janet at Lanetz Living.
I can't tell if that kick pleat at the front is most amazing design detail I've ever seen, or whether it's essentially a sofa skirt. It could go either way. But the sleeve cuffs and the tuxedo-shirt collar are both genius.
I wish the bodice had princess seams than ran into the seams of that kind of tent-flap-button opening on the skirt …
As for the story, obviously Blue Dress is trying to hide her extremely recent rhinoplasty from Beige Dress, who is a notorious gossip. (See her squinty eyes? Dead giveaway. Of either gossipiness or myopia.)
So: yea or nay on that skirt pleat? Leave your answer in the comments and show your work.