Lately I have been completely obsessed with Pushing Daises. If you've been following my blog for a while you've probably noticed that I go through a Pushing Daisy obsession-phase at least once a year. I just love the style of that whole show. The unique costume design of each character (especially Chuck), the narrator's voice and narrations, the dry humor of Emerson Cod, the private detective who to likes to secretly knit as a way to relieve stress; the list goes on. I feel like I'm an advertiser for this show and it's been canceled for years! If you get the chance to watch it, I highly recommend it though.
For the actual dress, I hand drafted the pattern using my own measurements. It's made from cotton fabric and is fully lined with an invisible zipper in the back. Like in almost all of my dresses there are hidden pockets on the side, which I made a sewing tutorial showing how to add hidden pockets over on the Drifter and the Gypsy. You can check out the tutorial here. I also placed horizontal pleats on the hemline which I made a another tutorial showing how to do that awhile back. This dress is more of a summer dress than a winter dress, but for some reason I always make summer clothes in the winter, and winter clothes in the summer. I need to learn how to switch that, because I was freezing during this photo shoot! haha.
In other non-sewing-related news, it's official...I'm 18-years-old today! I used to think that getting older was the worst thing in the world that could possibly happen. I've always wanted to be like Peter Pan and fly off to Neverland and become a part of the lost boys...err, lost girls in my case. But lately, as I've been applying to schools and looking at career paths, I'm actually really excited about what lays ahead as I get older.
Sure, I'm still freaking out about college applications and which path is the right one to take, but I know it's going to be really exciting once I choose something and go with it. I'm excited about the new environments and new people that I'm going to meet. I still wish that I could be like one of the lost boys, because come on...living in Neverland would be pretty cool. For now though, I'm ok with growing up just for the new experiences that I'll be able to make.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! Hopefully I'll post something new before then :)