Did you have a good Holiday(if you live in the US that is)? Mine was AWESOME. We had a big crowd with my sister, her husband, my sister-in-law and her husband, their two kids, my parents, my husband and my cousin. The kids were basically our entertainment for the whole day. I wore a really cute t-shirt that I had “made” out of a boys XL shirt and a dress from Goodwill, but I didn’t get a chance to snap a pic. I’ll get one the next time I wear it though.
I don’t have an outfit picture for today because our house was a little chaotic this morning. My sister-in-law and her hubby left this morning and they were busy packing up, and I was trying as much as I could to help out with the kids. I was also tired and feeling blah so I didn’t put anything special on.
I wasn’t even going to post today, but then I realized I could use your help deciding on what kind of dress to make for my “July” dress(as part of my challenge to make 1 dress a month for the entire year).
So here’s the deal, I had originally planned to make a casual/cute patriotic dress to wear yesterday. I had a navy/red stripe cotton fabric that I thought would be perfect. I got the dress finished to about 95% and realized I didn’t like it at. all.
It honestly looks loads better on the dress form than it did on me. The pleats hung all funky and the sleeves cut my arms off at a weird place. I decided to switch it to a gathered skirt(the fabric was too flimsy to hold the pleats properly) and remove the sleeves, but I still don’t like it. I don’t know what I’m going to do with this dress(probably just turn it into a skirt).
Anyways, that means I’m lacking in a contribution for my July entry in my 12 Month Dress Challenge. My 7th wedding anniversary is next weekend, so technically I could make a dress for that, but I don’t think we’ll be going out to dinner or doing anything fancy. I had originally purchased some fabric to make a special anniversary dress, but I think I’m going to a wedding in October that I’d like to save that fabric for.
So, I have two-ish options for dresses I could make this month. I already have the fabric for both, but I thought it would be fun to let you guys decide which I should make this month.
Option 1: Navy/cream silk taffeta with cap sleeves and full pleated skirt.
Option 2A: A sleeveless coral/red lace(I think my fabric is a bit more of an eyelet look than strict lace) overlay dress
Option 2B: Basically the same as above, only with cap sleeves(If I do this one, the sleeves will be the lace/eyelet only so they will be a bit sheer)