Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Scubalicious Linden

It's a Linden, Jim, but not (quite) as we know it...




It's a straight up View B. With a skirt. And pockets.

And darn it if it didn't turn out pretty cool.




The pockets are barely utilitarian - they're a bit too low - but in any case I only added them for the effect of those pleasingly flattering diagonal lines drawing the eyes down over the hips. Yes that's right I added useless pockets just coz they look good. They're kangaroo-style, lined with a light little scrap of jersey to reduce bulk (dat scuba be THICK).




Don't ask what that white blotch is on the fabric, I neither know nor, as it's on the inside, care.




Mmmm, lovely squishy scuba... It's cool but warm, soft but structured, drapes but doesn't cling... I edgestitched all the seams and turns to flatten out and sharpen up the 'bounce':




And it turned out just the right side of sack-like, stylish enough for work and comfy as ALL GET OUT.




Yes, the Linden dress is scubalicious and YUM.

Also of note:
  • these little boots are the best shoe purchase I have ever made.
  • figuring out how to use my phone as a camera remote is all well and good but I think what the resulting pictures demonstrate most clearly is my age. Seriously all this technology shit where will it end I ask you etc etc.


21 comments:

  1. I love this! There is something very stylish about that combination of black and brown.

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  2. Love! I would never ever have throught of a dress like this, but I'm glad you did - it's really modern and stylish looking, and i bet it's hella comfy too!

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  3. Very comfy !!!

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  4. English Girl at HomeApril 28, 2015 2:04 pm

    Love it Jo. Great silhouette & colour choices.

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  5. ;) I love that the pockets are just coz they look good - love the post, cute dress.

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  6. Thanks Liz! That was kind of the idea, I'm actually pretty shocked how well it turned out!

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  7. It so is! In fact as I posted I was remembering your comfy Lola dresses and how I meant to copy them :-)

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  8. It really is! Scuba fabric is so great to wear!

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  9. Hehe I feel like a traitor to the cause! Must be the only sewer who doesn't really care about usable pockets!

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  10. You look awesome! Sack dresses FTW!

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  11. Helen // Grosgrain GreenApril 28, 2015 5:01 pm

    Gorgeous. Love when an idea turns out exactly as you envisioned. You are on a roll right now!

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  12. So cool! Great boots as well! And the phone posing just makes you look like you are casually doing your thing, barely noticing the street-style photographer.

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  13. Haha of course! Er, actually that's exactly the look I was going for. Honest.

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  14. I agree with the others, very stylish and modern! And great that you can wear this to work, seems like this fits the bill perfectly - comfortable, stylish and very you!

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  15. I don't think it's pretty cool. I think it's REALLY cool!!

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  16. Classy dress. You look great.

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  17. My favourite of all your makes. Hands down. Stylishly styled too xx

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  18. This is amazing Jo!! It looks so good on you and those diagonal lines are fantastic! I would have never thought of a hack like this, so awesome!! Sorry to gush so much, but I love it!

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  19. you know what I love most about your outfit? The necklace! :) (the dress is pretty awesome, too)

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