This close-up shots came out rather darker than the dress is in real life, but it does show the nice little gold details that are scattered throughout the print. Though they're not particularly noticeable, I do like that they're there as it gives the fabric a bit more dimension. The colours are a lot more accurate in the outfit shots.
As a side note, I fully intend to make some matching accessories for this dress, but that's something for down the track. Currently I'm thinking of making a beret and a pair of medium sized two-way bow clips but if you have any ideas of what would go well I'm open to suggestions!
But enough of what I haven't yet done and onto what I have; the outfits!
Firstly, I put together a casual look that I liked way more in my head than I do in reality! To be honest, I think the bolero was a mistake - it's just too dark for the dress, even though it matches the hat and the shoes. I do like those OTKS with the dress though, as well as the hat.
And of course I had to try pink! I love this look, it's super adorable and sweet and just so cute! Even though I don't tend to wear sweet-sweet outfits, they're aesthetically some of my favourites.
I am actually planning on doing a ridiculously cute photoshoot in this dress sometime soon and I just may wear this outfit for it...
Lastly I pulled out the trusty classic ivory to take it in a bit more of a toned down direction. I also really like this outfit, even though it is mixing themes (chocolate and floral, oh my!) I think it works rather well.
This JSK actually turned out to be a bit hard to match with my wardrobe since it's a lighter brown than most other pieces. Colour-wise it's probably closest to my Jam Paradise JSK but the underbust cut and lack of accent colours in the print make it a bit harder to work with. However, I'm still quite pleased with myself for making this dress and love that even though it's a bit of an oddball I can still coord it in varied ways.