I just ordered this gorgeous dress because I still haven’t nailed down what I’m wearing to our wedding and there was a $50 off coupon for Torrid today. I never really envisioned myself wearing anything specific to my wedding, but I can really see myself in this. I love that it’s flowy and has grey tulle on the bottom, so it’s not strictly white but still looks wedding-ish enough. I just hope I love it as much in person as I do online! *crosses fingers*
I found out today that Rose is apparently canonically a size XXL, which in UK sizes is size 16. That’s actually a lot smaller than I expected but at least now I can look up accurate references for drawing her :)
Possibly my last new dress made before uni goes back. I’ve learnt so much about sewing thing summer, my skills have grown in both adding trims & such as well as editing patterns to fit me better. It’s been fun.
This week I venture into the Target dressing room! I tried on pieces mostly from the straight size section in a 2x but I did try a few plus size section Ava and Viv shirts also. I would have had more from the plus section but the dressing room worker who told me to put my next batch of clothes on a rack because I had too many to try on ended up…taking them and putting them back on the clothing racks because…still have no idea.
Anyway hope you enjoy this little dressing room rendez vous and let me know if you like these videos, want more, and if so where would you like me to go?? Because I have some stores in my area but not a ton. Torried is def do-able but I do not usually shop from there bc $$$.
Marilyn’s dress size has been up for debate for years. Rumours that she was a size 16 (UK) were widely believe to be true. In April 2009, a journalist for The Times, who was a size 12 (UK) had the chance to try some of Marilyn’s clothes on. To her surprise, the clothing did not fit - and it wasn’t because they were too big! Quite the opposite actually, the clothes were too small. It is her opinion, which cannot be denied, is credible, due to her own experience, that Marilyn was a size 8 (UK) or at her “heavier” moments a size 10 in today’s sizes. Although Marilyn was a very curvy woman, she was a lot smaller than many people believe and in reality would never have fit size 16 clothing.