On Tuesday, I showed you a snap frame purse I made. Today, I wanted to incorporate it into an outfit post, so you could get a proper idea of its size. I’m also introducing this falls first featured product, which is… The Hooded Dress! I love this pattern, and I’ve used it to make two other versions of the original. Today and next week, we’ll be concentrating on looks based on this cute little dress.
The original Hooded Dress is made with two layers of thin jersey, and topped off with a hood. The beauty of this pattern is that you can sew it with just one layer, choose different textures for the layers, and make it with or without a hood. The choice is yours, and no matter which way you go, you’ll get a pretty dress that’s really comfy, too!
I originally made mine with a hood. Pretty soon, I decided it didn’t really work for my personal taste or style. I removed the hood and altered the neckline to a more revealing direction. This way, The Hooded Dress looks and feels more like Me. For today’s look, I wanted to show you the dress with a minimal amount of accessories. I chose to wear it with grey, patterned tights. The fabric on my dress tints a bit toward brown, and these tights repeat the same shade. I’m usually a bit iffy about wearing colors on my legs, but I do like the effect. Maybe I should do this more often!
During my summer vacation, I learned a new skill. I have long, uncooperative hair, and I’m constantly looking for new ideas on how to tame it into a tidy do. So far, I’ve found, like, three up-dos that kinda work, but a week ago, I struck gold: the sock bun! I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before! It’s so easy, so quick, and the result is… well, huge. To achieve this, I sacrificed a pair of 40den knee-highs, which I just rolled into two donuts. Two, because one never knows when the opportunity to wear Leia-buns comes along. Anyway, this hairdo is my new favorite, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of it.
I wanted to show you my new purse with this look. The bag has copper-toned details, so I felt that my usual silver jewelry would clash with it. I chose to wear black earrings instead, and go without rings.
Well, almost without, at least. I finally got my wedding ring, and rarely go without it. Luckily, it’s a black carbon fibre ring, so it goes with anything.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Hooded Dress post! Stay tuned for more looks next week.