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The Hundred Dresses: Day 30

The essential to this dress is … keys:

I posted about this one last October, and I’ve worn it tons because the beginning of warm weather this year:

I’m entranced by antique keys lately — and I’m not the only one. (I saw a really interesting dress in the windows of Columbia college weighted down with thirty pounds of keys — PDF here.) This fabric is still available in lots of places … this coral/peach colorway is nice, and this much more ditsy/antiquey essential print is nice, too.

The zipper here is slightly out of focus, but I think it’s about a B-:

And here’s the back:

This is a fun dress to wear — it feels very summery, and the green is really bright. (Also, it goes nicely with my favorite gray Keds …) When I first made this dress I thought that the dark teal color in the print would make it work for cooler weather, but that really didn’t happen. This is certainly a hot-day dress (for me, at least).

Now that we’re a third of the way through (almost) the hundred dresses — how are people liking this series? Anything you’d like to see much more (or less) of? Do you like a lot of the same dress pattern in a row, or would you like me to mix it up more? much more detail? less detail? Please let me know in the comments … and if you’ve read The Hundred Dresses-the-book and have an opinion, please feel totally free to review it on your favorite bookseller’s site …

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