Sunny Summer Dress
I bought a bunch of fabric for the skirt challenge that I didn’t use, so I decided to take a shot at making a dress. This one is my own design-no pattern, no single source of inspiration. My original idea was to have a small calico print on top and a larger print on bottom. then I did a lot of mixing and matching fabrics until I found a combo I liked, grabbed some lace and then winged it until a wearable dress emerged. The lace sash at the hip tends to bunch up as I wear the dress, though, so I need to figure out a way to keep it flat. Maybe I just need to sew it on and add a zipper to the thing.
I’m not usually one to wear strapless dresses, but I’m trying harder to get out of my comfort zone, clothing wise. I also thought this would be good for evening out my perpetual farmer’s tan. (Not so visible here because I am vain enough to Photoshop out such unflattering variations in skin tone-along with giant blue veins and a big ol’s bruise. Cut me some slack! At least I didn’t thin up my fatty fatso arms!)
Anyway, this is another cheap-o dress. The bottom fabric was a great find-Robert Kaufman’s Lucky Girl found for $1/yard and the calico on top was $1.75. I bought a bunch of lace from someone destashing on Etsy, too, so cheap, cheap, cheap!
In other news-I’m recently obsessed with the idea of making my own shoes. Has anyone ever done that, or know of a good tutorial or book about that?