Dress: Vogue 8028 (blogged here)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole
So here we are – day one of Me-Made March! Self-stitched September was very good for me. It taught me that I can indeed wear the things that I make every single day without anyone commenting on them looking homemade. Since then I’ve been wearing my own creations on a regular basis! It also taught me that I was looking at my wardrobe in a rather wrong-headed way. I used to save my nice outfits for nice occasions and wear clothes I didn’t like every day. I couldn’t do that in September, and I bet since then I’ve only worn pants a handful of times. As it turns out, I prefer dresses. Who knew?
I bet I have worn this dress more often than anything else in my winter wardrobe. It’s so versatile, and I love it! I actually asked for a gray pearl necklace to match it, and my Mom bought me this one for Christmas. I’m not so much into this sort of necklace, but it works really well with a shirtdress.
The only complaint I have about this dress is that the corduroy is rather stiff on the skirt. Sometimes it hangs a bit awkwardly, but most of the time I don’t care. It’s a more casual dress anyway. I also probably made it a size too big, but I was very concerned about the buttons fitting properly!