Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tropical paradise dress
Although I strongly believe it should be called Tropical Hell of a dress.
What might seem as sweet, invigorating, expressive design, is in fact the greatest wrong you can afflict to your body (and soul).
The fabric is 100% polyester. It has a silk shine and looking from a distance one might mistake it for silk. It frays like crazy and it wrinkles easily. Not to mention that when worn out in the hot, your body feels like going through all of nine circles of hell. It makes you sweat in buckets and the body cannot breath. So it is advisable to be worn only on cloudy days and preferably only at night.
I knew all of this beforehand. Because I have two other dresses made out of the same polyester (equally lovable designs). I cannot pinpoint the part of my brain that was not functioning when I took out the money to pay for it.
I am also not satisfied with the pattern I chose for it. It's a Burda pattern 7/09. I made many alterations because I didn't like how the original fitted me. I widened it to make it more A-shaped. Second the bust top was gathered too much and too low. I gathered it differently and added the pink ribbon to cover the cleavage, and I think it is still exposed too much. I didn't like the snaky ties/straps that started from the center and went back and instead I added the ruffled straps. All in all I don't think it's worth the time I wasted on it.
So, out of those three dresses I like this one the least. But I am willing to give it a chance and maybe wear it once more...