It's funny, just that short description took me back in time 13 years ago to my first Valentine's Day with my hubby, back then boyfriend. Wow, I was SO much younger and still was just a Freshman in college. If I recall correctly Sears was hosting a photo special where they'd do your make up and take your picture all for a special price. And you know me---I LOVE specials!!!! I'd just had all of my hair hacked off and golden highlights added. For the life of me, I can't remember where I bought the dress. I think it may have been Sears but can't really remember. All I know is at that time it was my FAVORITE and it would only be fitting for me to wear it to the photo shoot. So I wore it and the picture my daughter was asking me about was the result.
It's sad that this dress has been tucked into a mesh bag and sitting at the bottom of my fabric closet for years. But I really did love this dress. It was sexy, understated, and unique. Obviously I still have it and couldn't bring myself to let it go. So I pulled it out to examine it since it's been so long. It's such a pretty work of art. It's a fitted dress with spaghetti straps, a black mesh overlay placed over a polyester printed knit fabric with Victorian like images of women on it.
(front view of the dress)
(front view with mesh overlay pulled up. Isn't the fabric just divine?!!!)
It's amazing to reflect back on your fashions. Although mine might not have been as refined or focused as now alot of my choices then were a signature to the style that I still subscribe to. I enjoyed this flash back. It just reminds me of how I appreciate unique and artistic things. Which is why I love sewing because it gives me the chance to be the artist (wink)!
How about you, do you have a special garment that defines your style? What makes it so special?