Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I drew up a pattern and whipped up this underwhelming grey number in about an hour this morning. I know the grey is totally blah, but I went in with really low expectations and didn't want to use my good fabric.
So, what do you think? Too pregnancy-esque? I like feminine detail in clothing but is the shirring around the collar too much? Do I look like a 30 year old in a little girl's shirt (or a 36 year old if you ask my new coworker-yeah really, she thought I was 36 or even older!)? Should I do my hair and makeup before future pics so I don't scare you?
I'm kind of conflicted about it. I like the style and think it's comfortable. It would look really cute in some of Amy Butler's bold Daisy Chain prints or even in some of Sandi Henderson's florals. My main concerns are the shirring around the neck looking too young and the pregnancy issue (but isn't this the style right now? I don't know, maybe I'm getting too old to know what the style is). I feel like it looks good head-on but not great from the side (good posture would definitely help the issue).
I was thinking about adding a little applique to the hem of this one to spice it up. Bella came in and said, "Hey Mommy, that looks nice (in a surprised tone). You should add some kind of picture to it like flowers or a princess crown or something." Not really the applique I had in mind but totally adorable that we were on the same page.
On a side note, let me tell you it's crazy how much I look like my mom in these pics. I'm going to see if I can find an old picture of her and post it later today for comparison. She'll love that, right? Oooo, and even better if my dad is in it.