And I'm also really looking forward to reading her new book The Hundred Dresses which is all about dress archetypes.
I honestly don't know why I like reading dress blogs like hers and this refashioning one, New Dress A Day so much, because I hardly own any dresses, much less wear them. I guess I'm an aspirational dress enthusiast? Or something? Maybe subconsciously since I've been housewife-ing for a while now I'm just exhibiting my deep-seated internalization of 50's sit-com re-runs like "Leave it to Beaver"
It's not like I think I should be wearing a dress (and heels and pearls) everyday, of course not. But dresses still mean something to me even though I don't wear them much. I guess I like the idea of them more than the reality perhaps? Usually when I wear a dress it's for a special occasion, which means fun, and socializing. Something different than the usual day-to-day.
So buying fabric and patterns to make a dress is a way of looking forward to and pre-celebrating a special occasion. A way of extending the fun that's to come I think.
Hmmm...Do I have time to get a new dress together to wear to my son's outdoor high school graduation on Friday? Maybe!