|Dress: Handmade (Gather Kits "Mortmain")|
|Heels: Poetic Licence|
I made this, my very first Mortmain dress, a little while ago now. I put it away in advance of Me Made May and had almost completely forgotten about it until it was coming towards the end.
I was very kindly given this fabric by Roisin when I saw her a while ago, hence my decision to use it for my first Mortmain, as I always associate that pattern with her. I really love the waistband detail on this pattern; it seems to be fairly flattering and it sets it apart from a lot of my other current go-to patterns, which can look a bit samey.
I picked out the purple in the print here with these shoes (which I've not worn for a long time and are quite definitely too big for me now), which I bought from the Irregular Choice shop many years ago. It was my first visit to the shop itself and I remember coming home with about six pairs as there'd been a sale on and I'd been saving up for a while for that trip!
Can I just mention this necklace, too. An absolute steal from eBay; it was £5.99 from a seller based in HK and I think it's fab. Very similar to a lot of things I've seen lately. I can't decide how I should feel about ordering things from places like Hong Kong. I was showing a friend the other day and she was telling me that I should feel guilty for ordering from overseas when I could have just as easily found something locally. Whether that's the case or not, I'm not sure. What do you think? Does it make a difference considering that most of our high street products are also produced overseas and imported..?