Blog leads to blog, and someone’s blog led me to Pretty Grievances — lucky for me!
The tagline for my blog is: ‘sewing/style/fashion’, but it’s rare I blog about fashion. Somehow, I’ve never found the right formula … but PG has! Every Wednesday, she features (or roasts) a different high end fashion designer. Even if you have no interest in high end fashion, PG is hi-larious, her commentary will have you in stitches.
Last week, she featured Rachel Comey, and I fell in love with this dress:
Something about it spoke to me: the way the fabric hangs like mid weight shirting; the wide, deep V-neckline, stark and unadorned; the rolled-up sleeves reminding this reformed tomboy of a childhood spent wearing my older brother’s hand-me-downs; the volumes of skirt hanging down, constrained only by a belt. It’s literally the coolest plain dress I’ve ever seen, and I couldn’t stop looking at it.
I had probably seen it before and dismissed it as wrong for my style and my figure, but this time …. well, this time I pulled the trigger. :) I know I don’t have time to make this up any time soon, but I love that there’s a sewing blogger who gets the connection between real fashion and sewing, and does the leg work for those of us who are still trying to work it out.