Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Fabulousness.......summer dress

We have had such beautiful sunny days that it is hard to be in my sewing studio......but I did want a white dress to wear this weekend so I came up with this dress.  I have had this cotton batiste fabric for a while & finally sewed this summer dress.  Like my fabulous camera skills? beloved camera that has traveled to Europe with me is slowly the shutter is stuck......I am looking for a new camera!

I used McCall's 6199 pattern .........this time as an overlay as this fabric is sheer.  I cut a size 12 but took in the side seams 1 inch from about the waist to the length......for a better fit. 

I also made the cotton skirt & tank top that is underneath this modern circle fabric.  I really like the hem on this pattern & it is such a easy summer dress to make with only bodice darts to sew!

A little inspiration......this dress from Oscar de la Rental Spring 2011 collection has inspired me to make a couple of white with a touch of black projects.

~ wishing you a weekend of sheer fabulousness ~


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Carolyn said...

This is a lovely dress, and perfectly light and airy for summer! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Tany said...

I love it and it's perfect for summer! Wishing you a great weekend, Denise!

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Maggie said...

this is very pretty, luv the fabric and pattern.
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Have a fabulous week,

Sharon said...

Seeing white clothing always freaks me out a bit, but that dress looks great! Love the fabric.

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I love your dress and great inspiration girl.!

<3 Marina

Lulù said...

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Megan said...

This is wonderful! I love the white and black combo--a great classic! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!

To Sew With Love said...

so pretty summer dress! thanks for sharing it to us and we hope to see you again this week at the party. Have a fab weekend1


Samatha@Mens Slim Fit Suit said...

During sunny days it’s also hard for me to stay inside as I want to hang out and enjoy under the heat of the sun. Anyway, your newly created white cotton dress is beautiful, I like it!