|Dress: Handmade/Me, Jacket: DIY/Me, Leggings: Target, Boots: Dr Martens|
|Trying out a new hair style. Kind of like it, kind of don't.|
I changed up my '59 Sound jacket with a different patch on the back and I added a skully patch and an eagle patch on the shoulders, and a few punk pins and studs on the pocket. Even though it's not a battle jacket, it does feel more like a protective armor (Mouse has been making a "battle jacket" on tumblr- if it is a jacket that makes you feel tough and cool and acts as a protective shell against the outside world, this might be my battle jacket. I don't have any band patches, though)... (quick Google search- this would NOT qualify as a battle jacket to other people, but it does to me since it's as close as I'd get and still operates as armor).
I love the fabric of this dress. It's a pretty blue and brown pattern, and it's super soft. I only had enough to make the back and front of the dress, so the sleeves are made from white fabric. It's a nice contrast. I didn't belt my dress today, either, which does make it kind of look like a night gown but that's okay. I needed a cozy comfy outfit day and this worked. I felt really good.
It was actually kind of nice because I was wearing jeans (very cold) for a while, and everyone kept saying how I looked like I'd lost weight. I asked someone about it and they said it was because my dresses weren't very figure flattering. And it made me really self-conscious about wearing my dresses. In fact, I might have stopped wearing them. I'm pretty sure I told you this story. But I was still making them and I made this one and wore it for the first time without even a belt to emphasize my waist, and one of my customers in the shop that I haven't seen in a while asked if I'd lost weight. So I guess they are kind of figure flattering, after all.
Not that it matters. I don't take losing weight as a compliment. I think it can actually be a rather hurtful thing to say if said to the wrong person. And I don't wear my dresses to show off my body- I wear them because they are that sixties shift dress style I always admired as a kid and can even look a little rockabilly if worn with the right shoes. And they are comfy and I can make them in LOTS of different colors. That is why I wear my dresses. Still, it was an interesting thing to take note of- it wasn't the dresses after all. Maybe I just thinned down a bit and didn't notice.