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Hi! I am Asta! I am a philologist and a philocalist to the heart's core. Here I share things that I consider being aesthetic and fantastic!

21 Jun 2020

Vacation Sewing Project: The Reveal

Today's the last day of my vacation, as well as the day when I  am finally able to show what I've been working on for the past two weeks! My more detailed description of the making process is on the previous blog post, but now let me just share some photos that me and my husband took today, early in the morning. 

We went to Verkiai Palace, an 18th-century neoclassical mansion, who has both the extensive park and some very lovely buildings. Like this gatekeeper's house. 

Or one of two surviving servants' quarters:

But probably you came here to see the dress, so here it is, in all its glory! 

Is it swooshy? You bet!

It was a pleasure to walk in a park so early in the morning, dressed as a person from 1930s and see the curious looks of other visitors. I am a shy person per se, nevertheless, the dress as well as my attempt to make a 1930s hairdo and makeup gave me a strange boost of confidence. You think I am weird? So be it! You think that I might be an escapist? You could also be right. I was having the time of my life, finally synchronizing my inner image and my outer shell. 

All in all, I am happy with how the dress turned out. It's the first time ever that I have made a completely wearable thing from scratch! I know where I could improve next time, and what details I'll have to fix upon wearing the garment today, but I really felt like a one fancy lady! I have a feeling that I am going to make some more clothes, so stay tuned for my future projects!

Photos © aesthastic