Over the span of next few days, I'll be working on an article, possibly to be published and I need to gather relevant information and collect photos around town. With a theme for the day in mind and a checklist and journal on hand, I put on my newly made 'swing dress', pinned on a flower brooch, decked out my trusty sandals and watch then grabbed my bag before I stepped out of home and had Brian chaperoned me around in his Volkswagen ambulance yesterday afternoon. What better way to test out the dress? The weather was hot and humid but I didn't perspire too many a drop in the dress and the pocket is super handy for temporary holding of my camera lens cap and a pen.
I felt like I stepped back into the 70's-80's in that office day look outfit.
Would I be using the pattern and making a swing dress again? Definitely! I already have in mind for the next one to have an updated look by having shorter sleeves and tie-backs which I realize, could help define the waistline better. I might even contemplate the 40's era method of zipper insertion which I only just learn for the first time!
Following this sew along has been immense fun (and gratifying too!) and did I learn many new sewing vintage tips, with thanks to Casey!
|in front of Rumah Limas (Jl. Demang Lebar Daun, Palembang), my first stop of the day|