Monday, June 4, 2012

Fishing


This is the first time I've worn this dress in a summery way and not all layered up for colder weather. I totally love it as a warm weather dress, however I forgot one key thing about San Francisco this time of year: it can get rather windy. And since this dress is made of a very lightweight silk, it pretty much floats up into the air in all directions in the lightest of breezes. I think I just need to figure out a way to weigh the hem down a little. I'm sure that attaching some of those lead sinkers would work, but that might look a little odd, or at least give the impression that I'm really crazy about fishing. If you have any more aesthetically pleasing and/or effective ideas, please pass them along, because frankly I don't even like fishing.

Dress: eShakti
Cardigan: Noa Noa
Flats: Fly London

16 comments:

Chelsea said...

that dress is gorgeous! I love how the purply over-layer pulls out the rest of the purple in the pattern.

my only idea for the wind/skirt dilemma? a full slip. mine is getting me through today! but I agree that weighting the hem would be a better fix :)

Lynne said...

Coco Chanel used to sew jewelry chains into the hems of her jackets to make them hand a little more smoothly. I bet if you found a jewelry chain small/light enough, it would add a little extra weight without adding too much extra bulk.

Ione.Virtual said...

okay so I am not being silly here BUT there is a couple ideas using fishing weights no one would ever see. You can either open up a tiny hole in the bottom hem and put in a couple very small weights (you just need to slip them in, no sewing required) or if you get the small ones you need to pinch closed like the pic below you can put a few here and there on the inside and then pull them right off when you need to. Nothing permanent or damaging. http://images.quickblogcast.com/2/9/6/8/6/277521-268692/LeadFishingWeight.jpg?a=77

Tracy said...

Pick up a couple of yards of bead ball chain at the hardware store and sew it right into the hem!

Terri said...

Hm, I'm wondering if a bit of a knot near the hem before you step outside would work.

et said...

If you use chains in the hem, you'll want to anchor the ends so they don't bunch up. Same with the fishing weights - take a few stitches on each side or sew them in so they don't all end up together.

otherwise, I've been known to wear tights (short or long) or a good petticoat so nothing much shows if the dress does blow.

Megan Mae said...

It's a beautiful and versatile dress. You got lots of great suggestions, my best advice? Wear shorts/pettipants.

Laurice Anderson said...

Your dress is gorgeous! And you are right, your dress might floats if the wind blows on your part! Unfortunately,I don't have any suggestion but I think wearing short tights will keep you more comfortable.

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Maria said...

Look at those colors of a field of spring wildflowers! The dress is gorgeous. As for the fishing weights, it's not a bad idea. You want to be careful, though. There are some really big fish out there, especially in the bay area. They seemingly just floating around with their eyes closed, but in reality they are hunting. You don't want them to end up being caught in your floating garment, do you?

Sheila said...

I'd layer a thinner full skirt under it, something in a purple, grey or even pink. It's such a beautiful dress!

Franca said...

I can't help you, but I do hope you solve your problem because that dress is fab!

Sal said...

Yikes! Too bad about the wind, but the dress itself is utterly lovely.

EvaNadine said...

i was going to suggest sewing a few lightweight washers into the hem of the skirt, but the chain may be even better -- and thats a new suggestion for me!

Phyllis said...

Well, I think a Chanel-ish chain would work but they need to be removed and re-sewn into the garment by hand every time it gets cleaned; also this skirt is circular so anything too weighty will distort the hem because circular skirts are cut partially on the bias. But maybe a beaded trim would be nice, such as this one from M&J Trim: http://www.mjtrim.com/fringe/ethnic/carved-leaf-shell-bead-fringe.html ...another thought would be hot fix crystals, nailheads and pearls to fill in the design of the print at the hem, that would be more subtle but would add just enough weight and could be very pretty too.

Shybiker said...

Beautiful dress. And you made me laugh with the sinkers line.

Dani said...

There are dressmaking weights you could sew in, or BBs would probably work.

Even shower curtain magnets would probably work well

I do like the idea of a beaded chain though. Likely easier