Wearability factor

I wore my new dress today, without the chain belt. And I liked it. I started with it on but I could not find the right tightness/looseness. If I loosened too much, the belt front slipped down further than I wanted, no problem with the back area with my "hip fluff" that keeps most anything from falling off in the rear. If I tightened it, there was some gathering that just did not look right. So no belt.

I have to say that with the higher waist styles skirts and now faux high waist skirt with this dress, my posture is improving as I feel compelled to stand straight and suck in the tummy.

I got lots of compliments from co-workers and my staff. They all wanted to touch the blouse fabric. It is really nice fabric and I must search through my records to find the site where I purchased this vintage '60's fabric. The skirt being silk noil wrinkled somewhat but nothing like the linen houndstooth skirt I made. One look at that and it immediately wrinkles.

I did feel like the skirt expanded a little after several hours of wearing. I suppose that is better than the "how did this skirt get so tight after lunch feeling". All in all I like the dress and the look and feel.

Comments

  1. Sounds like you have a winner in taht dress! Maybe a TNT even. Some fabric tends to "grow", especially if you sit down. Of course, standing up all day would be rather draining!

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  2. Your dress looks great in every way: I liked your choice of fabric, the fitting is great and very flattering, and especially the belt, it gives the outfit a little modern touch. Thanks for the PR, it was awesome.

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  4. Lovely dress. Wearability is a major factor for me once a garment is completed. It must be able to withstand my daily ritual of standing, sitting, the pulling of handbag straps on the shoulder and so on. Again great dress.

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  5. I love your version of this dress. Great fabric, especially the print used for the blouse, in lovely spring colors. I would have predicted, from looking at your picture, that you would have received lots of compliments when you wore it.

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  6. I am so glad this dress passed the wearability factor.

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  7. That dress looks so nice on you! Thanks for posting pictures of you wearing it, it makes a big difference!

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  8. I think the work place is the best place to test wearability of a handcrafted garment. Glad yours passed the test.

    I've nominated you for the Attitude of Gratitude Award.

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