red + daisies + pockets = joy


Lisa found this one for us — she has mad eBay skillz. Either that or she inhabits a different eBay universe from the one I look at, and is able to send the cool listings she finds across the dimensional barriers. I dunno. Either way, look at this one! You have to go click through, because there are many, many other pictures, like the ones that show the little rhinestones in the centers of the daisies.

It's B36/W28 and only $34 right now, with two bids. That's crazy low. (Sorry if you're the current high bidder, whom I have just screwed over by posting this.)

I really like this style of pocket — as you know I'm a big fan of functional design elements. I think I'm going to make a dress with similar pockets, and I think I'm going to wear it roller-skating. I went skating last night, right from a dinner event for a conference I'm at — and, needless to say, I was the only person on the floor in a calf-length dress, but it worked surprisingly well. (In other words, I didn't fall.) It streamed behind me pleasingly when I went fast (I really, really, really like to go FAST) and Liberty prints look nice under disco lights. (Why wouldn't they?) But anyway, I'm thinking some wide striped fabric, maybe red and white, with pockets trimmed in narrower-stripe red and white ribbon (or maybe polka dots)? and a longish skirt. Fun! But I will not put red pompons on my skates. There is a line I won't cross, aren't you glad to know?

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0 thoughts on “red + daisies + pockets = joy

  1. Pity the poor pom-pom! What has it done to offend you so? One of my all-time favorite dresses is a white watered silk wedding dress (immortalized by Janet Arnold), circa 1850’s, and it is trimmed with … pom-poms. Silk pom-pom fringe, no less.If you’re not a fan, fine, but if you have a secret yen, then pom-pom away, say I! (I also say, why not make the pockets of narrower red and white striped fabric, and trim the top edges with pom-poms, but hey, that’s just me.)

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  2. Oh, the Gidget Bananas, she is so funny! But not in a bad sense; if you like it, but prefer straps, why not make straps out of wide white ribbon, edged with red ribbon?I say this as someone who would virtually never wear a strapless bra, as I need straps to hide the buttresses beneath. No braless – or even strapless – for this girl!

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  3. This has nothing to do with the adorable dress, but I thought the crowd here might be able to help me out. Does anyone know of a place (particularly online) where I can buy Albert Nipon shoes? I saw a beautiful Albert Nipon evening shoe at DSW today, but they didn’t have my size! Any help would be much appreciated – thanks!

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  4. Erin, I looking forward to the dress a day blog. It’s fun, interesting and inspires me to create great dresses. Sounds like you have fun skating and I bet you looked great! Chris, from Glass Slipper Project last Saturday.

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  5. Erin, I looking forward to the dress a day blog. It’s fun, interesting and inspires me to create great dresses. Sounds like you have fun skating and I bet you looked great! Chris, from Glass Slipper Project last Saturday.

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  6. Erin, I looking forward to the dress a day blog. It’s fun, interesting and inspires me to create great dresses. Sounds like you have fun skating and I bet you looked great! Chris, from Glass Slipper Project last Saturday.

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