Friday, August 16, 2013

Theme: Your Turn

I'm back with a new wonderful theme dedicated to someone I've recently become very close to!

So, listen, I'm very hard to be friends with. I'm demanding, pushy, selfish, obsessive, jealous, and very blunt. I'll call you on your bullshit and I cannot tolerate lying because I have a lot of trust issues so if you lie I obviously cannot trust you. Having people in the past call me things like "psychotic" and "sociopathic" and "insane" has made it hard for me to connect to people. I can't. I just can't. I don't let people close. Not really. I told Ally there was a 12 stage process to being allowed to be my facebook friend and it's true. I just don't let people in.

Which is just fine because the person who this post is dedicated to is very tenacious. She has a tendency to inch her way in regardless of your personal barriers. I think that is one of my favorite things about her. She has gumption.

I bring to you, dear friends, the Megan Mae dress.

Dress: Handmade/Me, Jacket: DIY/Me, Chucks: Journeys

The problem with this dress is that I cannot remember why I picked this fabric. The other problem with this dress is that I picked it long before Megan and I became close friends. I bought it the same weekend I got the fabric for my Ally dress. I'm pretty sure the thought in my head was, "this doesn't so much remind me of the person as I think it's something they'd pick for me". It's funny how just a little bit of knowledge can change things, though. Now that we know each other better, I know that Megan wouldn't pick this for me. And if I REALLY wanted to do a dress dedicated to her, I'd make a bee dress. Which I need. I need a bee dress, y'all.

For example, last week she sent me a little blue star necklace that is perfect.

But I already had the fabric and no matter how I tried I could not stop thinking of it as the Megan dress so here it is. The pattern is not my usual Lisette dress because Megan's favorite dress of mine is not a Lisette. So I used the out of character fabric and made the Megan dress in that pattern. We also had a long chat last week about how I can toughen up my outfit posts. I'm still working on it, but I have this inner badass that is dying to get out and Megan was giving me tips on how to pose. I hope that I look good and not just angry. ^_~

I guess in style and pose this is a good Megan post, but I still feel bad about the fabric. What do you think of my new dress, guys? I was pretty excited about the yoke- I've never done one of those before. I can't wait to use the pattern again (but it needs to be shorter).

I never thought I'd have best friends again. And now I have two. And one of them (Megan) draws pictures of me. It's a very heart warming thing.

She nailed it, right? ^_~ Until next time, guys. Have a beautiful weekend.


  1. I don't think you look angry at all. The poses are very strong and badass-looking.

    I'm digging the cropped denim jacket on you- it's the perfect length for the length of dress and where the waist is belted. What are the sweet-looking patches on the shoulders?

    I am so happy for you that you and your best friends have found one another. (:

  2. I love your poses, I love the dress, I love the fabric, and omg I love your face.

    I'm really glad I didn't give up trying to be friends with you because you have become so very dear to me. And yes, I am like a cat with catnip (not like a dog with a bone!) when it comes to you.

    I'm actually quite intrigued by the fabric. It's black and white and abstract-ish. I could actually see myself picking it out. Maybe not the very definition of "me", but it works I think. Plus, half sleeves! When I can find them, I adore half-sleeves.

    I see my tips in your poses, and I love it. They're perfect. You don't look angry, you look like the badass you are.

    Also all those words (demanding, pushy, selfish, obsessive, jealous, and very blunt.) are exactly what I'd describe I am like to my friends. So um, I demand you continue being my BFF so we can be obsessive and jealous and blunt at one another.

  3. Good friends are so important/can make such a difference in your life. I'm glad you've found some wonderful ones!

    The yoke is looking good. It gives the dress a nice neckline.

    I especially like the last pose... looks very supermodel to me for some reason. I feel like your giving me 'The Nod' in the second pose, which I would so return with my own "Hey, 'sup?! That's an awesome dress" nod. :-)

    PS I covet your denim pieces (this cropped jean jacket and that vest) with their little personal, couture details!

  4. Hmmm...I think all my favourite bloggers have similar things in common. I'm also not an easy friend. I'm distant and I put up friendly walls, but I don't let many people in. Megan is a dear friend (I think of her as my blog-sis), and I love that you named this dress after her.

    Okay, the dress! I adore the yoke - such a perfect neckline - and love the fabric. I agree with Aya: love the jacket too.

    You are fabulously badass. Get down with your bad self. Heh.

  5. I know you. I like you. People who are your friends are lucky to have you in their lives.

  6. I like your dresses a lot, you wear them beautifully - I love your story of friendship, gumption, tenacity and trust - and you have a friend who is an amazing artist, the picture of you shows so much sweetness x

  7. I love this dress! It's zebra print! Ahhh! My favorite print. Well done on the yoke. I still haven't tried my hand at yokes. I really like them though.

    I too have a hard time trusting people. Every time I think I've worked through it, my trust issues rear their ugly head. If I'm really honest, I think that's why I prefer internet contact to personal contact.

  8. I'm very much the same as you friend-wise. Been burned BADLY too many times in the past.

    I love the dress- the print is a bit Megan-ish and the cropped denim jacket is cute with it.
    Yes-- you NEED a bee dress!!