I was wondering if I would manage to finish a single set of day and night dresses for the Day and Night Dress Challenge, but I ultimately finished two!
This is my second set of Day and Night dresses and my second challenge entry.
Before the ice-storm-that-wasn’t, I managed to get some photos of this dress last week when our temps hit the 60s for a few random days.
This is my “day” dress for the Day and Night Dress Challenge on Elizabeth Made This. It’s also a Pinterest-inspired make. I saw this dress on Pinterest and knew I wanted it, but I didn’t want to buy it since I had never heard of the seller before and I get a little skeptical of clothes from unknown makers that randomly pop up all over social media feeds.
Some people, seeing yet another tank top on my blog, might say that I am in a sewing rut. But I say, no way! It’s just Midwest summer 🙂
Anyway, I’m “bringing home” this outfit that I originally posted over on the Sew the Show blog as my Modern-Family-inspired July Sew the Show outfit.
Well, our coffee date will have to wait until tomorrow because I have an actual garment post today!!
I mentioned last week that I had just gotten back from an amazingly fun sewing weekend with my girlfriends. Well, this Bruyere Shirt was my main accomplishment that weekend, and I L-O-V-E love it! I also whipped through a few easier makes, which I will blog eventually. When I take pictures. Yeah…you know how that goes.
But back to Bruyere!
Anyone who follows me on Instagram can probably figure out that we just got back from a weeklong family trip to California.
Traveling with three kids can best be described as a “circus,” but it was nice to get out of town for a few days. As I was packing my own bag, I was pleased to realize that most of what I was throwing in my suitcase was made by my own two hands! My pants and shorts were all storebought (summer project!), but I only brought 2 RTW tops for daily wear and they were both simple little tanks that I use for layering. I plan to replace all of those with handmades this summer too!
I actually wore this dress a few times during the week we were gone. It is super comfy, and the deep scoop neckline made it really easy for nursing. It worked perfectly as a beach coverup or just for running around town when we were staying with family inland.
This fabric is a cotton rayon blend jersey from Girl Charlee. I originally ordered it with fun leggings in mind, but when it arrived, the print was MUCH larger than I expected. I still loved the colors, though, and the hand is lovely and flowy and so comfy to wear!
I didn’t do much in the way of alterations to make this sleeveless. I just omitted the sleeve pieces and bound the openings with the same fabric as my neckband. Easy peasy!
I wore this dress over my swimsuit the first evening that we arrived in Encinitas, CA. Here are a few other photos from that first evening playing in the surf: