I didn't mean to take a two-week hiatus! Summer just gets crazy, you know? Last weekend I went camping, then I had plans on Tuesday and Wednesday, so there just wasn't any time to sew. Last night I had a couple hours, so I put together almost a whole dress.
My friend Sara is getting married in Colorado next Friday, and I have nothing to wear. It's casual-ish and the bride is going to be in cowboy boots. I first bought this dress, which everyone hated.
Okay, so the boots look terrible. But I like the dress! I felt like a daffodil in it, and they are my FAVORITE flower. Plus, isn't the skirt nice and flirty? Apparently the cape is "ridiculous" and "too costumey". Boo!
Then I bought this dress from Etsy.
It's gorgeous, but HUGE. I don't know if the measurements listed were wrong or what, but it seemed like it was going to be my size and it was four inches too big all over.
I don't really want to wear something I've already worn (it feels less special) so I made something! I used Simplicity 5822 and made the sleeveless full-skirt version on the bottom left.
It only took three hours to put together, and I didn't even have to look at the instructions. It was a really easy dress. It still needs a zipper, a hem, and buttons, but I am saving that for Tuesday when I'm going to a friend's house to do crafty things.
Mike wasn't home to take a picture of it on me, so picture it with a tulle petticoat and a pair of retro heels. Should I wear a bow in my hair like the model?
It was a super easy pattern, and I'll definitely make it again in a different fabric. Have a great weekend!