Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dresses, dresses everywhere

I've never been much of a dress person, but this summer is so hot that I need something that breathes. These two dresses fit the bill!
This first dress I used the McCall's pattern 6744 view B. I bought this adorable tribal print from Girl Charlee Fabrics (but I think it's already gone!)
Tribal maxi


Tribal maxi
My sweet husband took these pictures for me.

This next dress I used Girl Charlee fabrics again (like these stripes). I followed a tutorial for drafting my own t-shirt dress (found here at iCandy Handmade). It turned out pretty good, but I would change the sleeve construction a little--they don't always want to lie down so nicely.
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Without a tie
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With a tie
For the tie, I just cut a long length at 2" and double folded it. Not entirely pleased with it, but until I find something cuter it will work.
Navy striped Tshirt Dress

A mini photo shoot from a new photographer was a great opportunity to try out my dress. I love these pictures she got of me and my boys at the baseball field. We will have to recreate them sometime with my husband.

 These pictures are from a new friend at NKE Photography

 These pictures are from a new friend at NKE Photography
Crazy hair ruined it, but still a good shot of my dress in action.

3 comments:

Beth Cavanaugh said...

Both cute! I love the shape on the striped one.

sewcharleston said...

Love this dress and fabric! Too bad I can't get some!

Simple Simon and Company said...

Both are great dresses...so cute and wearable!!-liZ