Ever since buying it I have worried it was too bright, too barbie pink. And I have worried I am too old to wear such a bright colour. I was distracted in choosing by Little Rocket Girl who ran round the shop shouting MUMBLE! at every roll of spotted fabric she saw and then rolling round the floor. (This is a reference to this fella probably known to UK based parents of small children, and with whom RG is obssessed).
This gave me time to keep on and on sewing. I sewed on and blithely sewed one upper side panel in the wrong way, meaning the fabric hunched and bunched up and only one sleeve would fit. I was so pleased to have made so much progress that I didn't see my mistake till the next day!
I shortened the lower pieces by about half an inch and also shorted the sleeve by about half an inch. I decided to embrace the hot pinkness by adding clashing red ribbing. I like a colour clash. I think you can see that I like a colour clash in this photo of the Lola in my living room, those are my thrifted clashing sofa cushions!
|It may be hard to believe but I had tidied this space up prior to photos|
I am still not certain if this is too bright. I just am not sure. It is a happy colour though and a great dress for spring days. It is still not THAT warm here so yesterday I wore it over my jeans. I asked Little I aged 7 and she said that was an okay look, so obviously I just went with what the seven year old said. I went out in public and no one pointed their finger and laughed, so I guess that's a success criterion?