stresspiration, noun 1. mental, emotional, or physical strain brought about by inspiration
This was supposed to be a Wander|Wonder Wednesday post but I decided to wait until I could take a photo of me wearing the Sookie dress I made a year ago. You see, the boyfriend and I had our anniversary dinner (7 years WOOT!) last night and I planned on wearing the dress. And yes, this dress had bearing on the tone of the overdue Wander|Wonder Wednesday post.
But first, let me show you this:
I stated on my Facebook page that this hippo dress has a long story. Its inspiration, if you could believe me, was that dress to the left, a piece from the Victoria Beckham SS13 collection. Have you ever seen two dresses so dissimilar? In my defense, the first two dresses I made looked similar to that VB dress. They had the two-tone and zipper details down pat. Unfortunately, sewing them wasn’t as smooth as I expected. At one point, I posted this on Facebook:
More than ten hours and two ruined dresses later, I had a Scarlett O’Hara moment. “I’
The result: the hippo dress.
Which led me to wonder: Would I ever get the hang of this runway-inspired sewing thing?
If Runway-Inspired Sewing were a subject in school, I’d probably get a decent B, judging from the projects above. But because of stresspiration, I pretty much flunked the test on Victoria Beckham.
Moral of this long-winded story: Scarlett O’Hara > Posh Spice.