7.01.2008

obsess much

from Zoe
from Oak

from Sunshine and Shadow

Yeah, obviously I'm obsessed because these are only a fraction of the images I have compiled in a folder marked "sunshine and shadow dress" on my computer desktop. I fell in love with this dress the moment I layed eyes on it. It's on sale here, in my size. Oh wow. I don't know what to do. I'd like to think I was born to wear this dress, but the shape has the potential to be really unflattering on me. It looks awesome on the model, but then again she is a model-- thin and perfect. And since it's on sale, I can't return it. I've actually bought several different versions of each fabric the dress is made of. When I couldn't find my size online at first, I decided to make my own version. Normally I don't condone copying designs, but this might just be a state of emergency. What should I do? Buy or make? Not that I have time to make it.....

26 comments:

KhuĂȘ said...

make it :)

leah said...

It looks boxy... I always question linen esp. when it has buttons because of the wrinkle factor. Unless the fabric is amazing, I second the 'make it'. :)

Jess(ica) said...

I also say make it. That way you can tailor it to be flattering on you, just in case. Final sales always scare me.

Anna Allen said...

I'd say make it. You have awesome talent and that way you wouldn't worry that you've just dropped a bunch of money on something you can't return. Unless there is some way you can try it on first...

carrie kim said...

I can see why you like the dress. I don't think I could wear it. Ha! I know, if you buy it and it doesn't work out, you should hang it somewhere in your house so people can see it. Like on the back of a door or something. That way you can show off the dress and no one will have to know that you can't wear it:) You could carry it around with you too. People might start to wonder about why you carry your laundry with you everywhere, but if you're careful I think you can pull it off:)
Hope the dress obsession ends well, have a great week:)
carrie kim

emily said...

I say make it. I wish I could come and watch! Learning how to make a dress for myself is turning out to be slow and a little painful. Have you thought of doing a dress tutorial?

Lena said...

hey jenny
i have this dress and the fit is not quite right. you should make your own, better version! the fabric bunches under the arms a little too much, and i actually wish it were boxier. something about how it goes in at the waist doesn't look right on me. i still love it though. hey, we can do a trade and i'll send you mine, and you can make me a version that fits me better. ;)

christy said...

i have this dress too, and agree that the fit isn't great -- i bought it at a sample sale w/o trying it on, and wish it was a little more a-line. i'd second everyone else and say you should make it yourself to make sure you get the fit exactly right !

sasha said...

i've been obsessing over it for awhile, too. then i saw it on a history of architecture. wanted it more. so i went to the fabric store. my sewing machine is in the shop, but when it's back, i'll make some attempts. with your super-sew-skills, you should be able to make something beautiful in no time.

hello. said...

totally make it jenny, you know your body best. then make a few more so we can have it too! ;)

(we love what you do!)

jess said...

make it! sunshine and shadow dresses are great but i bet you can make the fit way better on your own!

where do you get your fabrics from?

erica-knits said...

Oh! I say make it, and take Lena's advice!

erica said...

i have this dress and overall i think it fits pretty well on me. but i also think that you could make a better version of it.

shim + sons said...

Oh, that dress is so cute. I know you could come up with a really cute version...but yes, the time factor is always an issue.

UNIFORM Studio said...

you can see erica (a history of architecture) in it here:
http://ahistoryofarchitecture.blogspot.com/2008/06/sunshine-and-shadow-linen-check-dress.html
I think it's cute on her....
and you are like a model yourself!

thetinylittlegirl said...

oh it's gorgeous! i say make it, then make me one too ;-)

Lucys Place said...

I'm going against the grain here, and saying 'buy it'. There are things I buy that I could make, but it's the fact that someone else designed and made it that makes it unique and special. I guess that applies more to handmade/handcrafted though. You'll know what to do!

aunt lou said...

make it. totally. I've been in the same dilemma in the past whether to buy or make and when i usually start to make I always find I add a few touches of my own, and at the end it looks nothing like the original.

Concha said...

Definitely make it! If you do, you can have exactly the dress you want. You can do it! :)

Alana said...

It is a great dress!! I'd make my own :)

cursivedesign said...

make it! you can do it. $200 it alot of money for something that may not fit right.

irene said...

The Zoe homepage says there will be another 50% sale starting on July 4th. So you may want to see if that kicks in on the item before you make a final decision. <3

notapunk said...

shhh you look like a model

Rae- Sea of Style said...

I really like the shirt from Oak, but if you can make it yourself, than make it! :)

Kelly said...

Is the time it would take you to make it worth $196? Since you've already bought the materials, those are a sunk cost, so it's just a matter of pricing your time. And for what it's worth, I think you could wear pretty much anything you wanted and it'd look good!

Abby said...

Did you make it??