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  • My second, slightly improved Belladone

    { Loafers: J.Crew, Bag: Fossil (color sold out unfortunately), Sunglasses: Warby Parker Piper, old AE Denim Jacket}

    This pattern may look a bit familiar, I used it for my catnap dress but it was not a huge success. The bodice on that one fit a bit funny in the front, and the back pieces still weren't laying flat, a common issue it seems with this dress. I successfully adjusted the front bodice, and the armholes are fitting a bit more comfortably. 

    And this time around I did invisible bias binding on the armholes and neckline since I still can't really get down with visible bias binding, even though I've seen it on RTW clothing. I still think the pockets add a bit of bulk in the hip, which I like to avoid, but these are actually useful pockets so I kept them.

    Even after adjusting the back, I ended up having to add two small darts into the lower bodice, which means the armholes are no longer laying perfectly flat. Visible bra is pretty annoying.

    But I'm so happy with this fabric choice, a simple navy dot, and the overall look of this dress that I will probably just throw on my denim jacket, or a cardigan, and hide the error until it's too warm out. But that back view is pretty terrible.

    If you know me in real life, then you know I love menswear inspired shoes, so when I found these loafers on crazy sale (unfortunately no longer as cheap) I was pretty pumped. I have a similar red leather pair that I am obsessed with. But I was struggling to match them with many items in my closet since they don't work with stripes, and that's pretty much all of my navy and white clothing, but I love how the worked with this dress, it was very Jessica Day.

    Also just for fun, I'll leave you with this lovely outtake of me escaping some oncoming traffic.