Summer Date Night

Have you guys heard of Project Sewn?  My goal is to sew along with this competition and this week’s challenge is to sew a sundress.  Perfect.  I love sundresses!

pattern This dress started with a vintage pattern and a couple yards of fabric I picked up from the thrift store.

SummerDateNight The total for all of my supplies was $3.  I had a plan in my head how I would sew this up.

SummerDateNight2 I planned to change the straps and alter the neckline.

SummerDateNight3 I wanted a knee length dress with a blue top and green bottom.

SummerDateNight4 And possibly some rick rack trim.

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And then my husband, Josh, looked at the pattern and looked a the fabric and said “Why don’t you sew the pattern the way it is, without any trim.  Less is more.”

SummerDateNight7 When it comes to sewing, I don’t usually listen to Josh’s advice.  But I am so glad he gave me his input!

SummerDateNight8 I did exactly as he said and I LOVE how this dress turned out.  And I think it would be a perfect summer date night dress!

Linking up with Project Sewn and The Pleated Poppy.

  • http://www.themummychronicles.com/2013/05/watcha-wearing-wednesday-rainy-days.html veamason

    Less is more! Love this! Wish I could sew. Found you via the Pleated Poppy.

    Come link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday- http://www.themummychronicles.com

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks…Josh was right this time but dont tell him!

  • http://Glitterandjuls.blogspot.com Julia

    This is such a fun summer dress! Perfect color!

    Julia
    Glitterandjuls.com

  • Melinda

    Sometimes hubbies are right! Rocking the dress! Great job!

    • dandeliondrift

      Lets keep that a secret. Actually Josh is usually right!

  • http://bethbeingcrafty.blogspot.com crafty beth

    The gathering is so pretty and flattering, and I love the color. Nice bargain score!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks! i love a good bargain find!

  • http://www.stilettosandsequins.com Stilettos & Sequins

    Love this look – your hair looks great!

    Dhruvi
    Stilettos & Sequins

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks- that’s my go to hair do when I don’t want to blow dry my hair.

  • http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/ Cheryl

    You look so lovely in that dark blue dress! I wish I can wear backless dresses right now but the weather in here is bipolar. :(

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Cheryl! It is really hot here. I think our hot summer weather is here already.

  • http://www.simplesimonandco.com Simple Simon and Company

    I absolutely love how this turned out and I think you got great advice….the dress is PERFECT the way it is….and the modern blue is awesome….seriously!

    • dandeliondrift

      I should probably listen to Josh more often!

  • http://www.lachmancollection.blogspot.com Jennifer Lachman

    Love the dress and the belt is the perfect accessory.

    • dandeliondrift

      thanks Jennifer!

  • http://www.directionstohome.blogspot.com Major Moma

    You look lovely in this dress. Great job.

  • http://olga-kidapproved.blogspot.com/ Olga Becker

    You look great in this dress! Love the color!

  • http://www.nelesc.blogspot.com Nellie

    I love it! Looks great on you!

  • dandeliondrift

    Thanks! I am really flattered by all of the sweet responses.

  • http://www.charmstitch.com Laura

    Gorgeous dress!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Laura!

  • http://www.skirtfixation.com Audrey

    Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Challenge Create sew along!