My Burning Man orders are finally all done and out the door, and Halloween hasn’t really kicked in yet, sooo… time to work on new designs! I want to have some new styles for fall, and I particularly want to make some fun dresses. I worked up a LIGHTNING DRESS (boom) a few weeks ago…
It has a bunch of triangle inserts in the skirt to give it super flare, but I’m not sure if I love the way it hangs, so I wanted to try princess seams. Cue gallery of progress pics:
The gold fabric is really gorgeous. SOOOO shiny. The princess seams really help the way the fabric lays and flares, but they did sort of annoy my tender flesh on the inside, so I lined the dress with a cotton-lycra jersey. The bodice was lined anyway, to make bras optional, so the added lining was easy, and I think it helps the overall structure. I think I may make it a bit longer… Jason says no, but of course the boy-type says that. Length is tricky; it’s a fine line between teenager-cheerleader, sexy-kicky-fun, and frumpy-kindgergarten-teacher. Not that kindergarten teachers are frumpy. Mine was a stone-cold fox, according to my father, who nearly married her. Long story. My college therapist LOVED that.
ANYWAY! Shiny dress. Therapy.
I’m loving these dresses because A: they’re just awesome, and B: I would have DIED for these in high school. See, I’m soothing my inner child. Take THAT, therapy! The more the brand grows, the more it begins to clarify. Like butter. These clothes are for kids who were weird in high school. Or still are weird. Or still in high school. All of the above. Anyway, for all of us out there… own your weird. And dress it up in shiny things and take it out on the town.