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Who’s that girl?

You know that awesome feeling when you make a goal for yourself and you actually do it?

New Girl red dress
dress: self-made // capelet: Apostrophe (thrifted) // boots: Nine West (thrifted) // tights: F21

It feels pretty good.

New Girl red dress

I have a confession. I’ve been in love with Zooey Deschanel ever since I saw her in Bridge to Terabithia (which has always made me bawl like an infant, by the way), and when I got my Bon Look glasses a few months ago, my roommate asked me why on earth I didn’t watch New Girl. I didn’t really have an answer, so the next Tuesday, I snuggled on the couch with her and it was pretty much the best half hour ever.

New Girl red dress
New Girl red dress

Are you shocked that I was immediately inspired to make a dress from the show?

New Girl red dress

I used pretty basic pattern frankensteining for this one. I used Simplicity 1873 for the pleated skirt and then used Burda 7309 for the bodice and Burda 7739 for the sleeves, which I elongated to make them end just above the elbow. The dress itself is made of red cotton sateen and is super soft with a tiny bit of stretch. I might be wearing this on Valentine’s Day for whatever Boyfriend has planned that he refuses to divulge.

New Girl red dress

New Girl red dress

Still need to work on the lack of photo editing skills. We’ll get there.


Happy Monday, guys!

Harry Potter squee halp yee!

Call me a dork but I cannot for the life of me decide what to wear to see the last Harry Potter movie next week. (I bought tickets last night and have been flipflopping on what to wear ever since. How I do suffer with these dilemmas.)

Option #1 is the dress. My sister thinks I should go with this one, and I’m kind of leaning toward it just slightly. Except sitting through a two hour movie in a chiffon dress is not exactly the definition of comfort. Except it’s the last Harry Potter movie so comfort schmomfort. I once went to a Lord of the Rings premiere in a full length elf gown, complete with a velvet cape. But no one needs to know about the days when I was super cool.

Hermione red dress progress 3

But then there’s the sweater! This was the sweater that I saw in the Deathly Hallows Part 1 that made me pick up knitting! I feel like it would only be appropriate to wear it to see Part 2.

Hermione Fair Isle

And then of course there’s the Gryffindor scarf but I might drape that around Boyfriend’s neck when he’s not looking.