The “Miz Mediocre” dress
⁃ Fabric: dark blue jersey, checkered cotton (for bias binding and undercollar)
⁃ Pattern: Miz Mozelle
⁃ Year: 2011
⁃ Notions: self-made bias tape, elastic, button
⁃ Time to complete: 4-5 hours
⁃ First worn: November 2011
⁃ Wear again? Yes.
⁃ Total price: about 10 euros
I usually take my time when I need to take photos of a garment. I put on more makeup than usual, I do my hair, I style the garment a bit, I find a spot I like, I set my camera the best way I can and then I let the autoshoot go until I get a few photos I’m satisfied with (sometimes it takes more than 200 shots!). I’m a Capricorn and a perfectionist, so that’s the way I like to do it.
That is, unless it’s -10°C outside.
Yes, northern Italy is currently covered in ice, and one of my first thoughts when this apparently mild winter started to change, was: “How I am going to take photos for the blog?”. I’m very sorry to say that today’s photoshoot suffered terribly from the dire weather but that’s what I have to show you: frizzy hair and painful facial expressions.
It doesn’t help that I’m not too thrilled with my dress, which I probably would have never finished if it wasn’t for this week’s theme. It was made in November but needed the hem to be shortened, and it waited 3 months for it.
I was so excited with this pattern when I bought it and then so disappointed when I made it, although I don’t really know why.
One thing I’m definitly not crazy about is that the keyhole at the neckline is too big, and every time I lean forward you can see my belly button. I also don’t like the neckline on me, for some reason, although the collar is quite cute.
So, a meh dress pictured in meh photos… I’m not too proud of myself this week, but at least I got rid of my only UFO!