I had a friend who got married early this month, so of course I needed to make a dress for the occasion. And of course I left it off until the last minute. The day before we left, I grabbed these pretty floral sheets that had been sitting on my shelf for weeks, and set to work. I used the same basic pattern for this as the pink dress a few posts below, and it's very, very quick to make. I finished this in just over two hours.
I made both the bodice and the skirt a little shorter on this one, and I paired it with a red corduroy bow belt to break it up a bit. It's cotton, so it's nice to wear in the summer weather, the skirt is a huge circle so it's perfect for dancing in, and the style is very versatile. Just like my pink dress, it's super easy to dress up or down. The only problem with it, as I discovered during the wedding service & ceremony, was that the straps turned out a tad too long. So in the car, on the drive to the reception, I did a clever bit of hand stitching. The problem was fixed & it held up perfectly!
I took these today, and it's in the forties and raining, so don't say I don't love you!! Haha.
Also pictured in these photos is the necklace I bought from my friend Todd at Daze Of The Week. It's so amazing! Check out the rave review of his shop I left below. :)
I had a fabulous time at the wedding--it was lovely and the reception was a blast. We danced! A lot! <3