Today is my birthday, which means it's the perfect time to share my completely self-indulgent sewing project with you. It's no secret that I have a huge love of dresses. Anyone who follows my Fantastic Frocks board knows that it's the one that is most frequently updated. I have lots of favourites, including ModCloth and Tess Designs, as well as creations from other fancy frock ladies.
One evening, after a very successful sewing session, I remarked to Mr. Gilbert that I wanted to have 52 dresses, simply because it was the silliest number I could think of and having that many to choose from would be blissful! Being the unflappable gentleman he is, he simply turned to me with a smile and said: "Go for it, honey!" So, I'm going for it.
Owning 52 dresses may seem rather hypocritical, given my love of handmade and slow-fashion; however, I am not relying on 'instant clothing' purchases, but rather making my own garments using my existing fabric and pattern stash. I really haven't shared photos of my stash lately, but believe me when I say I'm well set up for several dresses!
I've always loved a good dress: sheath style or full-on fluffy full skirt with a vintage twist are my favourites. Savvy and stylish bloggers, such as Roisin, and Cassie (and way too many others to name), have really fuelled my desire to get this project off the ground. Their creations consistently find me staring at my computer with my mouth open. Always a lady, no?
I may even take the leap into outfit posts, if I can figure out my tripod. Thank goodness I work with scientists, or I may really be stuck! I figure if I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and end up having 52 dresses, I may as well come clean about my love of shoes, purses, and hair accessories, right?
My first order of business? Find out exactly how many dresses I own already (handmade v purchased) and devise an evil sewing plan! Mwah ha ha!
(PS: Wait till you see what Roisin and I have been up to! )