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‘Tis Better To Have Loved And Been Able To Keep On Loving

September 27th, 2010 by Selise

Welcome to the lightest, most comfortable fabric that I have ever worn.

I can imagine taking this dress on holidays. The perfect thing for wearing to the beach and then whipping the hair up, adding some mesmerising earrings and gorgeous shoes and heading to the bar.

It’s that rare length that doesn’t need a slip and isn’t too Nana like. Though the fabric does remind me of my Grandma, which makes me smile. It has sleeves so doesn’t need anything extra at the office. Plus it’s a flattering cut.

Basically, I am in love. I want to wear this dress every day forever.

But in a cruel twist of fate, this wonderful little thing is falling apart before my very eyes. And it’s only the first time I’ve worn it.

The hem is unfinished. It’s appalling work really. But I don’t want to let it go. This isn’t a one wear fling. This is for life! What do I do? I’m afraid if I hem it any shorter it will go from nana to no-no. Do I unpick and re-do the whole thing? I don’t have that much faith in my sewing ability. Do I take it somewhere to have it done professionally? That would end up costing more than the dress itself.

Why? What could I have done to offend the dress-gods so…

Dress: Tightrope
Belt: Cue
Shoes: Rubi

3 Responses

  1. Ebony says:

    It is a gorgeous dress! Was it cheap? If I was you I'd re-hem it or get an older female relative to (read: Nan or ma).. I don't think a cm or two would make it too short. You look hot! 🙂

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  3. Kyla says:

    This dress is amazing! The hem is an easy fix. You could either get a no-fray solution to put on the raw edge or get a lace hem tape from any fabric store and sew it over the existing hem. It will cover the raw edge, keeping it from fraying more. I can't wait to see this dress worn again and again. It would look fabulous with a blazer!

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