Getting dressed can be quite hard.
I know that sounds more than a little ridiculous. No-one in their right mind could stand at my wardrobe and think that it was understocked. It's just that sometimes it's hard to find something interesting to wear and even harder to find something that I want to blog about. I've talked about the notion of a "blogworthy" outfit before and I'm not opposed to featuring the same items in numerous outfit posts over time but, let's face it, no-one is going to want to read a blog post or look at an outfit that's virtually identical to one from the week before.
Add to that a healthy dose of feeling-fat-itis and wondering if I'll ever get back to looking like I did 18 months ago and an even healthier dose of where-has-all-my-money-gone-this-month (answer: not on clothes. On passports and other massively overpriced official documentation) and you have one fashion blogger who doesn't want to take photos of her outfits much at the moment.
Luckily Char came to the rescue and arrived at my house yesterday morning with a frock of great beauty. It's the same pattern as my beloved Victoria Plum frock but made a couple of inches shorter this time. It had to be photographed. Go and tell her how clever she is please!
Isn't the fabric brilliant?
I adore toile and absolutely had to buy this green version when I saw it in a fabric shop. It's been lurking in a bag since then as I wasn't brave enough to cut into it but luckily Char is far superior to me at making things and is also super generous about agreeing to do them!
I think it's curtain material but since when did that matter? Soft furnishings make good clothes: Julie Andrews taught us that. It's mostly floral but there are some ace little features dotted around.
I love her face. It's all "Oh ffs. Can't you see that I'm READING?"
Dress - made by Char
Cardi - H&M sale
Shoes & bag - Dorothy Perkins