Ladies, all the ladies, gather round, I would like to talk about…sewing. Dressmaking is like cooking – in the domestic world it’s perceived as the domain of women, but in the professional world the top tailors have traditionally been men. No idea why that is. I myself come from a long line of tailors, and one of my favourite joys as a child was playing with the contents of my grandparents’ expandable sewing box. My own, today, is remarkably similar but sadly I get no time for dressmaking. The most I canÂ achieveÂ is theÂ occasional buttonÂ re-attachment or sock darn. I don’t even own a sewing machine, but somewhere in my ambitious imagination lurks a competent and lauded amateur dressmaker.
So when I saw a tweet from my friend Linzy, aka @angryfeet, that she’d come across some rather snazzy stars-and-planets curtains, I immediately suggested turning them into a dress. That’s exactly what I’d have wanted to do with them, but would never have gotten around to it. Linzy is no such daydreamer. She made the dress, and I wanted very much to share it with you guys because frankly it is amazing and ticks all my girlgasm boxes: a) it’s completely unique b) it’s homemade c) it’s CUTE d) it’s so geeky it makes me giggle. Even more delightful is the fact that Linzy was concerned because the pattern is not astronomically correct :D
Here’s a pic Linzy sent me of herself in the dress. What’s not to love? Now if only I could find a pair of those curtains to commission my very own.