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 :)
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I'm 18 today
Posted by Esther Boller at 7:11 AM
Labels: Life, Outfit, Photography, Sewing
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I've always wanted to live in never land also. But now I think I'm too old because I'm about to turn 26! I love your blog. You are amazing! I love your hair, and your creations. I just started sewing (self taught) 2 years ago and you are such an inspiration! :) :) Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
happy birthday, lovely! you look beautiful in the dress:-) and i love pushing daisies, such a shame it was cancelled! xReplyDelete
Happy birthday Esther! Getting older isn't so bad :) The dress is lovely, I love dresses with pockets.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! You are one of the most beautiful and talented people I've ever seen. Love your photos and clothing so much! Please keep it up! :)ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday and you most likely on your way to a bright future :) Great dress and photos. Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
i love these photos. happy birthday!!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, and these are beautiful!ReplyDelete
esther, you are remarkable.ReplyDelete
happiest of days and may this year ahead be one of growth, adventure, and gentleness.
i've only been reading your blog for a couple months but i'm awed by your maturity, your creativity, your insane talent, and your ability to reflect and still move forward.
i also think of neverland almost every day. life is glory but life is also just hard at times.
prayers and best best wishes as you continue to explore all the possibilities; may God guide you into a decision.
Happy birthday! I'm sure that you will be successful at whatever you choose to follow. My advice is 1.) work hard at what you love 2.) do research on your chosen career path.ReplyDelete
That dress is soooo cute! I wish I could sew like you do.
you are adorable! happy birthday! and congrats, and this dress is amazing.ReplyDelete
Haaappy Birthday, Esther! I can hardly believe I've been following your blog for, I think, 3 years? 2? For however long it's been up, probably. And I've always enjoyed every bit.ReplyDelete
In my opinion, the talent you already possess has you covered for a life full of fun and adventure. I'm sure you can't help fretting about growing up sometimes. But the secret to growing up is, you never really have to! Circumstances may change, you might grow and change for the better, but you still get to be a kid inside! And outside, to be honest. Adults get up to some first-rate silliness, let me tell you.
Be healthy and happy, darling!
And photo #7 is so very gorgeous.
Amazing pics and outfit! Happy belated birthday hope you had a great one :)ReplyDelete
Wow, my birthday is december 12 and yours is 13, cool haha. Belated happy birthday! :DReplyDelete
I love your blog!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I would buy this dress - put it on etsy!!!ReplyDelete