Sunday, December 08, 2013

Advent Of The Dresses



Dressember 8th, originally uploaded by Lazy Seamstress.
This is the third year running I have taken part in "Dressember", a month of wearing dresses.
Now, most people who know me know I pretty much only wear dresses anyway, plus skirts. I rarely wear trousers or jeans, and only give in and wear yoga pants for yoga and running tights for running/walking.
I like taking part though,it's fun to share photos with friends who are also taking part.

days 1 to 4

I have been sharing "Dressember" photos with my friends on Facebook since 2011, but I believe the group had existed for several years before then.
Some people join in to raise money for a favourite cause, some people like me just enjoy chatting frocks with friends.
This year our little group has had to change it's name to Advent Of The Dresses, because I believe "Dressember" is now trademarked as an official charity, with stricter rules. That's ok for some, but for me it doesn't work. I prefer to make my own rules as I go along and have fun my way, with my friends.
I'm trying this year not to repeat any dresses, I need to update my wardrobe, and "Dressember" is a great way to weed out anything that no longer fits or feels right. I'll try to wear as many of my self made dresses as I can, and will hopefully by January have a much better idea of the kind of dresses I want to make in 2014.
The photos here are the first 8 days of this December. A couple of these dresses will probably not make it through to next year.

days 5 to 8

Want to know more? Cassy Fry explains here.

9 comments:

  1. Its hard to say, but I think I like the red one best, maybe because it is coming up for Christmas lol. Your hair is so pretty Jeanette, it really suits you.
    V
    xxx

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    1. Still getting used to my hair, honestly I don't think I like it.

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  2. Gorgeous! Love dress number eight the colour looks good on you and it has a Christmassy feel.

    San xx

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  3. Really like the dress in the first photo. Is it new?

    x

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    1. Charity shop find, only £4.50

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  4. The whole arguing about the name and the 'new' group has take the shine off it for me this year :( (not that I have had time to do it anyway!) I am still following everyone else and hopefully will be able to squeeze a few dresses in!

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    1. We can frock it up together on Sunday. :)

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    2. I will make sure I have something special to wear!

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