It is finally complete! My Butterick 5319 dress, which I have called my Touch of Asia dress, because of the fabric’s Asian-inspired print.
I originally chose this pattern because of the midriff band. I knew it would act as a wide belt which, if I may say, suits my figure well. I also liked the width created by the unique sleeves. It helps make my waist look smaller and the full skirt flows over my hips. I almost have an hourglass shape created by this dress. Maybe I should call it the Touch of Miracle dress!
I added a 4″ ribbon to the hem to add some length since it was too short for my taste the first time I tried it on. Because of the matching midriff band it actually looks intentional and finishes the dress nicely.
The hubby, Stein, flies out to visit his folks a few hours after these photos are taken. By the time this is posted he will be sipping espresso in his mom’s kitchen. Because we will be apart for 5 days (!) I decided that he could take me out to dinner. We went to a Chinese seafood place very close to our home. I planned to take photos with some Chinese characters on a sign or something, to go with the Asian theme, but then I spotted this garage door. The inner rocker in me couldn’t resist. (Bonus points if you can name all the guitarists.)
Let’s talk accessories. The shoes are one of my favourite pairs. I bought them in Florence in Italy (I know, pretentious, right?). The purse is a little pewter bag that I’ve had for years and it just happens to match the grey in the print. I usually call tiny bags like this my Condescending Purse. Basically it doesn’t hold more than a lip gloss, credit card and my iPhone. In other words, no, I won’t carry your keys.
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What I’m listening to: Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix