Happy Saturday, my dears, and Happy Boxing Boxing Thanksgiving to all you American ladies reading this today. If you are reading it tomorrow, please add another Boxing, and so on and so on ... ad infinitum.
Right, today I'm going to attempt quite a challenge ... keep this post light on words, heavy on pics. You see, I've just spent the past few hours attempting to set up my annual Christmas Card. And getting nowhere. Oh, not quite right, my single achievement has been to load two photos on to the card site. Two photos. Nothing more. So I need to walk away from the Christmas Card project and update you on my grey sweater done as a dress. Then walk away from the laptop.
Recently, I showed you the piece as a cowl-neck sweater here. So I tested it out as a dress and as I wanted to see how it performed as a dress IRL, I took it out into the real world.
I had various things to do, errands I think you call them. Getting house keys cut, shopping, that sort of stuff. Errands.
Whilst waiting for the key cutting, I used the time to wander around the area, enjoying the beautiful day and the pretty views. Castle Cornet can be seen in the distance and the island of Sark can just about be seen on the horizon. The air was so clear that all nearby islands were visible.
And I kept my real life real by not editing out the skip!
Here's a bit of visual story telling about Othon's visit to Guernsey.
No, nothing stinking in the State of Denmark, just an unfortunate shot!
And here I am with Othon, a Swiss visitor to the island about 800-900 years ago, BITD anyway.
I spent some time standing outside what used to be my office windows, with views across the pretty bay to the historic castle. So uplifting. I also spent time leaning on lampposts.
I spent a lot of time carry around the wrap I totally did not need, so warm was this lovely day.
I tested my dress some more, shopping at Waitrose for fruit. We're really into Pink Lady apples.
So my grey sweater as a dress was really given a good work out.
What I realised is this. The bardot neck rolls up, IRL.
And I've worked out why. I bought the wine sweater/dress in one size down. Because the grey was rapidly selling out, I bought it in what was available, two sizes down, resulting in the neck being a little tight on the shoulders.
Of course, a scarf would cover. it. But on my return home, I pinned a silver brooch in the front centre of the neckline, anchoring it to the bottom of the ribbing. That worked a treat, the collar stayed in place. Other than that, the fit of the "dress" itself is fine.
And ladies, just look how I started out. Anyone would think it was November!
I ended up carrying the poncho round town as it was far too hot for anything but the dress on its own, then when shopping I just draped the tartan scarf over my shoulders, as supermarkets can sometimes be chillier than outside.
Here's how Dotty P sees this being worn. On a tall, slim lady it really is a long sweater. It would be rather embarrassing on her as a dress, don't you think?!
I see that they pull the bardot waaaaaay down over the shoulders - that will be my next look in my 3-ways-2-wear with this cosy item.
I'm very happy with with sweater/dress and the versatility it offers for someone of my height.
It's a cosy piece which is going to be a little workhorse this winter. You will get bored seeing it over the next few months, it's going to be that much of a workhorse.!
Have you been trying out sweater dresses? Or sweater/dresses?
And bardot necklines?
Wishing you a lovely lazy Sunday
And hey, I think I've done what I set out to achieve, a post pretty light on words, eh? Result!
A la perchoine.