Monday, June 13, 2011

Third dress for Summer of No Pants

I have a love hate relationship with the third creation I made for The Summer of No Pants. On most fronts, I love it. The only thing I hate about it? I can't wear it! It's just not nursing friendly, unless I want to lift the whole dress over my head. I envisioned wearing it yesterday to Jack's baptism, but nope. I need easy access. I don't know why it didn't dawn on me that this would be a problem until the dress was nearly done, but that's what happened.

Anyway, onto the dress!

It started with this green Target dress I thrifted for $3.

I turned that into this!

So my mom revealed that she had tons and tons of old crocheted doilies from her grandmother. I had no idea. And honestly, I have never been much of a doily person so I probably wouldn't have cared. But crocheted details on clothing is definitely a trend right now, and I love it. So I decided to see if I could find something in her stash that would compliment this dress.

These two pieces were perfect! I have no idea what they are for. But they fit just perfect! I carefully pinned them around the shoulders, after cutting the arms off. Then I stitched them on, easy as that. The arm holes were finished with bias tape made from the sleeves. And that was it!

I thought about taking the dress in a bit, but then decided maybe to belt it. I don't know if I like that look either. Perhaps it should just be a sheath dress with no waist.

Please excuse my bra strap. Dang!

Unbelted. Acting aghast that there is no more beer in my cooler!
I really wish I could wear it soon. Perhaps if we get a date night sometime this summer. I wouldn't need to whip the girls out for that obviously (although I'm sure my husband would disagree with that).

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  1. I love your candid shots lol great dress!

  2. great belt selection! thrifted? owned?

  3. Thanks Jen and Jen! The belt is sadly neither thrifted or previously owned. BUT I did get a good deal! It's from Anthro. It was marked down more than 50% to only $15. Not bad for Anthro, right?

  4. Great changes! Those are the best looking dollies ever! :)

  5. Aww, it turned out so great it's such a shame you won't get to wear it. Think you need a date night or something :oD

  6. Love this! Great job and those doilies are fantastic! Sorry that it is not nursing friendly! You definitely need a date night!

  7. Great job on this. It looks fantastic, an excellent shade of green - and yes, summer is made for fun dresses!