On the very first morning of my Rarotongan holiday, I came up with the idea of making a sun dress from a local style of fabric. It just so happened to be my wedding anniversary that day, and having just crossed the international date line, our anniversary was about 45 hours long this year! Being in a tropical island on my anniversary had me thinking about my honeymoon in a similarly tropical paradise. Part of my honeymoon was spent in Hawaii, and whilst there I bought a sun dress. It was a very simple style, but a favourite of mine while it still fit me comfortably, reminding me of my honeymoon every time I wore it. I decided that to commemorate this trip I should find the perfect fabric to re-create the same dress. I bought a sarong on the first day of my holiday, and was going to make the dress from that, until I actually found the right places to buy fabric from. I think the sarong is safe from being chopped up. At least for now.
I kept the style of dress fairly similar to my original. My new dress is a little longer, the straps a little wider, and it has more ease to make it more comfortable. I tried to find a photo of me wearing the original dress from 11 years ago, but came up empty handed, so I (quite surprisingly) squeezed myself into it for these photos. Although it did fit, I don't think I could manage a whole day wearing it. It's really snug!
It didn't turn out to be much of a stashbust either, although my attempt at pattern matching the back seam did take up a bit more of the fabric.
|Almost nailed the CB pattern matching!|
I also wanted to mention that I took all these photos of myself on my new camera. It's nothing special, just an underwater camera that we bought for our holiday. I was having a look around the internet to see if you could buy a remote to use with it, when I discovered something even better! There's an app that you can download, and control the camera remotely from your phone. Not only can you take photos and videos, and zoom in and out, but you can create collages as well. You get about one second after you've clicked on the phone until the camera takes the photo, so if I look slightly stunned in some photos, that's why!
Here's one where I wasn't quite quick enough!
This will certainly make taking photos for M-M-M a lot easier!