Kathryn mentioned yesterday in a comment that I hadn’t worn my Sunja Link dress lately. Which is true. I don’t wear it very much, in spite of the fact that it is one of my very favorite pieces.
The problem is that it looks better standing than it does WEARING. You know what I mean, right? This dress has a really lovely look, fit, and drape while I’m standing, but as soon as I try to sit down, or walk very fast, all is lost. Not all, but I have to hike the dress up when I want to walk down the stairs (I could have it altered shorter, or have a slit created in the side to solve that problem – I really love the length), and if I sit too fast, I nearly choke myself on the neckline. So, if I am conscious of sitting, and positioning myself just right, then lifting my butt up a bit while at the same time pulling the front of the dress DOWN, wonderful, no problems at all.
But if you know me at all, all that fidgeting is too high maintenance for me. I’ve been known to purge pieces for lesser offenses like falling off my shoulder, or clinging to my calves.
That said, I love this dress so much. I put it on and I love the way it looks; the beauty is that it’s slightly oversized without looking huge. Until I try to wear it. The pattern is beautiful, and the only patterned piece I own. And it’s linen, so there’s that.
I’m wearing it today, if only to work at home and run a couple of errands. If I still just can’t deal and know I won’t wear it again, I think I’ll have it made into pillowcases for the throw pillows in my office. Is that weird? I love the fabric and the pattern and don’t want to get rid of it. The fabric is in perfect condition, and would make gorgeous pillows, and since one side is white with black palm prints and the other is black with white, I could have one colorway on each side. It’s sounding better and better by the second…
Do you ever end up with garments that look beautiful while you’re standing, but are hard to sit in, or actually WEAR all day?
And, have you ever had a dress or other garment made into pillowcases? 🙂