How many gingham dresses is too many? I'm up to three now! This one is actually brown and white, though you can hardly tell in these photos. I didn't want the dress to look too country, and I feared with the puffed sleeves it could veer that direction, but perhaps it came out tight enough that the body-con effect cuts the country-girl aesthetic! Opps, took a little too much ease out when I put in the zipper ;)
I paired the dress with navy accessories purely so I could wear my new Chelsea Crew heels from Royal Vintage Shoes. I bought the red and white pair back in Spring and hadn't been tempted by the black and white or the gold...but navy? Uhh yeah...had to have them. That meant I could wear this large navy straw hat again too which is always fun, even if I had three separate hat pins to try and make it stay put. My newest Miriam Haskell's inspired jewelry set (DIY here) was the last ditch effort to try and pull out some more of the brown from the gingham, but the dress still looks grey or even blue in these photos!
This is the last of my planned gingham dresses for now, but as I am not crazy pleased with how it came out, I may have to try and re-make it next year as this piece just doesn't match the idea I had in my head. Ah well not all sewing projects end as they begin. Onto the next project!
|Dress: Made by me|
Shoes: Chelsea Crew (Royal Vintage Shoes)
Gloves, Hat, & Handbag: Vintage
Jewelry: Made by me