a handmade summer wardrobe

I can’t seem to help myself! I’ve been spending way too much time lately creating (or thinking about) my new summer wardrobe. I’m reminded of second grade when I told my mom I was only willing to wear a handmade dress each day. She must have liked sewing, because I recall that I did end up with a closetful of dresses, and indeed, that’s what I wore… every single day.

So here’s the start of my wardrobe. First there was this bathing suit cover up… which then prompted a skirt, made out of some home dec weight Anna Maria Horner fabric. It’s just a simple skirt – knee length, and I added a few lines of stitching with elastic thread at the waist.


Next, I was thinking of another dress, but this time with a boatneck top. I didn’t have a pattern, so I grabbed this Alexander Henry fabric from Joann’s (1/2 price with a coupon, so not too expensive in case I messed it up!) And surprisingly enough, it actually fits! The fabric makes me dizzy though, so I’m not sure how much I’ll actually wear it…

Oh, and something to make note of – don’t try making pockets out of a somewhat nude colored fabric. People will just think you have a big hole in your dress…


I can’t decide what’s next… maybe another shirt? Or maybe I should just work on finishing some older projects. I didn’t do too well at Jacquie’s Spring to Finish Challenge – my grand total? 1

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