Me Made Midweek #3
This sundress is one of the oldest pieces of clothing I’ve made that I still wear regularly. I made it when I was about 14 or 15, so it’s about ten years old. It’s made from a pattern from the seventies that my mother got in a big box of old patterns for five dollars. After I made the dress, we figured out that my grandmother had made my mother a dress from the same pattern when she was a teenager.
This is one of many sundresses that are better suited to Los Angeles weather than Berlin weather, but it transitions pretty well to fall with the t-shirt, boots and thick tights.
Mixing black and brown clothing
I used to think that mixing brown and black could only be a fashion faux pas. However, when I moved to Berlin, I cleverly bought one black winter coat and one pair of brown winter boots, which meant that I had to wear black and brown together eight months out of the year. For two years in a row.
I’ve grown pretty fond of mixing brown and black since then, especially because I find black alone too dark and harsh for my taste. In order to look put together when mixing black and brown, I usually choose one of them to be my accent color and then try to follow the rule of three: your accent color should be worn in three places, spaced out. Here I decided that brown is the accent, so my t-shirt, belt, and tights are brown. Actually, my earrings are brown too, so that makes four brown accents.
Oh well, rules are made to be broken, right?
If I ever went back and redid the zipper, I’d put in a white one. But I have no plans to fix that. I really detest setting zippers.
What do you think? Is combining brown and black a fashion mistake? And why do models drape their hands over there heads? We must be able to come up with some crazy explanation for that.