So even though I am pretty happy with my Daisy Print "Party Peplum Dress I was a bit apprehensive about wearing it out of the house. I am so proud of this make (I finished something and it kinda fits!) but wearing it scares the bejesus out of me!
SO. MANY. ANXIETIES:
- Would it be comfortable?
- Would it simply fall apart when I was out in public because of my novice sewing skills?
- Should I pack a spare dress in my handbag in case of a wardrobe malfunction (yes, I really thought this)?
- Would people think I was wearing something tacked together by a 5 year old?
I'm pleased to report I wore this on my second last day of Christmas holidays for a day of shopping and eating. Nothing bad happened and I even got a compliment from the lovely ladies at The Fabric Cave who loved my dress and thought it looked pretty well made! Win.
I've also worn it for a second time out to brunch...nothing bad happened!
Wearing it all day though did highlight some issues - namely I find it a bit tight around the arm holes/bust. I also think as the bodice is too long and as my butt is quite big it makes the back bodice "bunch up" a bit. My butt is stopping the bodice hanging to its full length. And the skirt is not an even length the whole way around - going "up" at the sides (which makes sense given that's the way the peplum-ness of it should happen).
So maybe this is a semi-win after all?