Its September!!! Which means it's my birthday this month! Which means I'll be 25..... which is slightly terrifying because 25 is halfway to 50....and 50 is halfway to 100.....and where has my life gone exactly?
Anyway I like to think I'm growing into my age. Some things have definitely changed, I no longer tank a whole bottle of wine just for 'funsies' and last week I got rid of most of my short shorts. In fact I've only got two pairs left and they are for if we go on holiday and I need something to wear to the pool.
The main thing that's changed is my thoughts on whats comfortable. I mean honestly I have a pair of slippers that you can microwave to keep your toes cosy and guys they are the bomb! If I had a choice between saving Rikki or the slippers in a house fire I think I might choose the slippers!
This dress is all about comfort!
Lets ignore the knitted doll in the background shall we? Apparently I hadn't tidied as well as I thought I had! But the dress! Now some of you may be sat their thinking 'Frankie don't you already have this dress?' and well your kind of right! What I actually made was this dress which is a lot more body con and whilst its lovely it really has a two slices of cake limit.
This dress however is the coco dress so it flares for the waist which means I can probably have four slices of cake before I look preggers! The coco dress is by Tilly and the buttons by the way and is definitely worth a buy!
I went for the long sleeve version because I'll probably scrunch them up anyway but at least this way I have to option of keeping them long if its cold. Funnily enough I've worn this dress a few times and I have been keeping the sleeves long and just forgoing a cardigan.
Hey guys meet the less comfortable section of this dress! MY SHOES!!! yep those are a 7inch platform wedges and they are surprisingly comfortable! In fact I wore these to Next to pick up our new rug and I think I walked okay... It would have been better if Rikki and little man had kept pace with me, but they looked fabulous when I was stood still! [In hindsight this is more a sitting shoe than a walking shoe which seems a bit silly considering its a shoe....but still fabulous!] Anyway these are one of my £1 pairs of shoes!
Back to the dress! The jersey fabric is from FCfabricstudio which still have a cracking selection of fabrics are really reasonable prices! [In fact I just lost half an hour adding things to an imaginary basket oops] I only had a small amount of fabric which is why I went for the coco dress originally I wanted to make a wrap dress but there just wasn't enough fabric.
I sewed the body of the dress on my over locker and just hemmed it by regular machine. Honestly the whole thing including cutting out took me less than a hour. And to say I've not had it off my body since that makes it a good use of an hour!
So all in all this is a great addition to my wardrobe! although to be completely honest I don;t actually need to be adding to my wardrobe because it is choker block! Literally can't fit anything else in there! I think I may need to do a huge wardrobe cull and ditch anything I don't wear but I have no idea how to start?