Saturday, June 30, 2012

Two for One

Two more FOs today, one of which you've never even seen!

First off, here's the "real" maxi dress:


I've mentioned that this fabric is pretty thin; if you look, you can see that I'm wearing a full slip underneath for modesty's sake.  I'm still not sure what to do about the bra strap situation with this dress.  When I wore my blue one, I did wear a racer-back bra which didn't show in the back, but was visible at the front neck.  Here I'm wearing a plain old bra, which isn't visible at the front but can be seen, along with the slip's straps, at the back.  I know people do this all the time and it's not too shocking, but it kind of bugs me!

Interestingly, I had a hard time figuring out how to accessorize this dress.  In the end, I went with bronze metallic sandals, gold earrings and necklace, a bronze beaded bracelet I made years ago, and this olive green shrug I knit years ago.  I really like this shrug:  I made this pattern 3 times!  This one is pre-Ravelry, but here's a link for a brown one I made.  And here's a picture of my bracelet, which I don't wear nearly enough:


And here's FO #2:  I finished my Adrift cardigan a couple weeks ago.  Since I've made this one before, and since this is supposed to be my "winter" version, it felt kind of anti-climatic.  I just took one picture of it yesterday, so you can see how gorgeous the color is, but if you want to see many different ways in which it can be worn, see this post.


And last but not least, today is the last day of my Seamless Pledge.  I haven't written about it since I made the commitment on Jan. 1 to refrain for 6 months from buying any new clothing or shoes, because it's pretty much been a non-event!  I wasn't sure I could do it, clothes horse that I am, but I was able to complete the six months relatively painlessly!  So as of today, I'm committing to another 6 months of Seamlessness, to make it a full year!

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The length is great and I like the accessories with it. The green sweater is unexpected in a good way.

    I wish I had your way with knits. They always seem to thwart me! Gah! One day!

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    1. Well, I don't think I have such a great way with knits either! They really confuse me! But I'm approaching each project as a learning experience :-)

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  2. The Maxi dress is cute, but I really heart your new Adrift! Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thanks! I heart it too, and I wish it weren't so darned hot so I could wear it! I think it's a great color for every season.

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  3. Woo hoo! Great dress, though I agree with your slip strap issue - I would want to keep my cardigan on all day!
    Well done with your pledge! I just realised I have done the same thing - we should have a party! ;)

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    1. Definitely up for a party ;-) With our cardis on!

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  4. It looks wonderful. The drape is great and it must feel uber comfy. I'm loving the wa it looks with the cardigan.

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  5. The dress looks wonderful, especially the color! I used to hate pink but am a recent convert to the color.

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    1. Nothing's more feminine than pink, I think!

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  6. Ooh a pink and olive combo. It works! This looks really great. About the straps, yeah I hate that issue! Gosh it's tough being a woman isn't it? Sorry, no solutions, just commiserations, lol!
    I admire your work with knits lately. :)

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    1. I could wear a strapless bra, but they never stay up on me!

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  7. I LOVE this! You look gorgeous! That pink is too perfect! I need to pick up a racerback bra to avoid the whole visible straps in the back thing.

    Congrats on finishing up your Seamless pledge! You reminded me-- I'm done now, too! I may make a couple of purchases (I'm now down to one pair of jeans without holes, and try as I might, I can't find the time to sew a new pair right now), but it's been such a great experience!

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    1. I agree - it kind of helped me "reset". I'd really gotten into the habit of just buying whatever I wanted, not what I actually needed.

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  8. You can and will stick with this newest commitment, Gail. I know you can with ease.

    I love the dress and it's fit [know what you're talking about with the straps showing in the back]
    However, a shrug takes care of that issue.

    Don't have to tell you I recognized the newest Adrift right off. Still have mine on the needles and have not forgotten about it.

    Love you stylin'.

    hugs

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    1. Still looking forward to seeing your finished Adrift! Although I know you're a little over-committed for the summer!

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  9. So much goodness in this post! Everything looks great, and I like how you've styled the FOs together.

    Congratulations on completing the Seamless Pledge. I am sure the next 6 months will be rewarding, too.

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  10. I can't believe I missed this post Gail, the dress is beautiful. I am not a fan of bra straps showing either so I understand what you're saying. I now buy summer bra's with clear straps that work great.
    Hope you are feeing better and the cold is on it's way out!

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    1. I had some of those too, and now I can't find them! I guess I'll have to get some more.

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