Are you seeing this?? Bare arms & feet, people. This is a monumental moment. THE WARM WEATHER HAS ARRIVED! I am so happy. So stinkin’ happy. And I’m here to share a bit of that happiness through a lovely make that I recently finished! Truth be told, I was altering it up to the last minute before photographing it. Anyone else have projects like that? Finishing the hem before walking out the door? Raising the neckline before getting your photo taken (my case)? Oh, the adventures we home-sewers have 😀
You all may remember the dress that I created 3 years ago out of this same fabric (good gravy, looking back at those photos makes me chuckle! Psst! Charlotte! Don’t take yourself so seriously 😉 ). Back then, my sewing skills weren’t the best, and I honestly had no idea what I was getting into with matching plaids & combining patterns. The mobility of that dress was terrible, and I eventually grew out of it and it was thrown into my “to remake” bin. Well, that dress had been sitting around for a while, and I had plans to turn it into a full dirndl skirt for the Winter. I was never totally sold on that idea, so when Spring rolled around, I knew it was time to finally make something of that plaid chambray material. I pulled out my favorite Summer dress pattern (the one my birthday dress was made from), Vogue 8789, and set to work. I’ve not had much experience matching plaids at.all before this, so when I was actually successful matching them up on the bias, it astonished me quite a bit! It’s not a perfect match, but that’s what you get from a remake with limited usable fabric I guess 😉 Now I’m totally obsessed with plaid matching: IT’S SO FUN! The real glory of this dress is actually the back bodice, which I cut out first (why, Charlotte, WHY??), because of which the stripes match up most perfectly. The front leaves a little to be desired with the yellow stripes, but the white stripes were my main priority since those are the most prominent. I got those under control, so I guess all’s good 😉
Fabric: Fabric.com (old) / Belt: Handmade / Zipper: Vintage
Usually when the warm weather rolls around I begin to let go a little bit with my style and allow the boho/laid-back side of me really shine. I love the 1950s casual vintage-meets-modern looks infused with just a pinch of Italian/Parisian country side fashion that I have pinned to my Pinterest S/S Wardrobe board. I have a feeling that is what will be inspiring me a great deal this Summer for all my makes. Life’s too short for me to be incased in prim & proper fashions all year long. Give me an easy sundress and some saltwater sandals, and I’m a happy child. 😉
Dandelion fluff! The enchantment never wears off 🙂
Made any recent S/S wardrobe additions lately?
-Charlotte, the youngest sister & dandelion seed blower