The fun here is all about the fabric (yep the pattern is the Christine Jonson wrap again): it’s a Theory knit that I got a few months ago from EmmaOneSock, and it appears to be a photographic print of bits of black gaffer tape.. very unusual! Linda had nearly run out of it, so she shared the last 4 panels with me, which, as luck would have it, was just enough for a border-print wrap dress and one sleeve. It was printed rather off grain – so much so in fact (maybe 20% off?), that I think it may have been intentional – but I didn’t have much option but to follow the pattern. As a result, it sits just slightly oddly.. not terrible, but I can see that it doesn’t drape as nicely as my usual wrap dresses.
Brrrrr it’s cold here! I think these are probably the last outdoor shots you’ll be seeing at Cashmerette for quite some time. Now if only I had a blank wall in my apartment… In the meantime I braved frostbite to take some photos of my latest make in the lovely Boston Public Library courtyard.
What do we think of the one sleeve asymmetric look? It’s about as edgy as I go.. and I’ll admit that I had a back-up sleeve in white all prepared as backup!
Due to the sheer nature of the knit, I followed the original instructions and made a self-lined bodice for extra opacity – the only downside is that it has a little bit of gape compared to my normal neckline-band finish. I wore a slip to make sure it was also opaque in the skirt.
So another wrap dress for my stable: I breed them like racehorses. This one’s definitely a bit more at the edge of my style, but I think it’s going to grow on me over time.
And thanks as ever to my photography and styling crew... this pic can also help you appreciate how cold it actually was!