Moon Munkie Mystery Make: Part Two
Here it is. My finished dress using the fabric from Alessa’s Moon Munkie Giveaway.
I first wore it for a day off with my husband which we spent wandering about a few areas in West Portland.
The most interesting thing we did was to tour the Pittock Mansion. I can’t believe I’d never been to this local landmark, but I’m so glad I finally did go to see it. It was also a great place for pictures (not necessarily all of me).
We started out in the morning, so I wore a jacket over my dress for the first part of the day. I love how versatile the dress turned out. The fabric itself is rather dressy, but the style of the pattern lends itself to a variety of looks. The denim jacket dressed it down, but I could easily dress it up with a fringed-wrap, or keep it office-appropriate with a solid-colored blazer. It also seems that I could add a belt if I wanted and not have it bunch oddly.
The sunshine was wonderful, but it did make photographing this dress rather difficult. You see, it’s a bit on the shiny side.
Of course, the fact that it is shiny is one of my favorite things about it, but it doesn’t translate well to the kind of casual pics that my husband takes. If you look closely at the above pictures, you can see the neckline cutout that drew me to the pattern.
If you look at the below picture, you will once again see my best side.
Overall, I love how the dress turned out. Since I went to all the trouble to alter the pattern, I could even see myself making another one. I’m not sure I love how pale I look in these pictures. I considered doing the photo-editing thing, taking off a few pounds and adding a spray tan, but then it wouldn’t be pictures of me anymore. So, here I am. Healthily-untanned, and wearing ankle socks with Oxford shoes as evidence of my plans for walking through Portland for the day. I think I’m with Liz Lemon: nude hose cannot go away, we need something to hide our spider veins (and to keep our legs from reflecting as much light as a shiny grey dress).
They don’t call Portland the City of Roses for nothing. The man who had the mansion built (and his wife) are credited with starting the city’s Rose festival. They still have roses on the grounds, and even this late in the season, they were in bloom.
Here’s a parting shot of me, apparently skipping off to go smell the roses.