“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:29
Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was as refreshing as mine was! I really enjoyed myself its 2 weeks and counting before my kids come back from their summer away with their dad. And while I miss them, I have been really enjoying my time off. So i’m trying to get my list of things I wanted to enjoy this summer completed before their return. Some of them being going on a hike (never done that and this year I said I was going to do it.), take a summer river boat cruise and visit the Wisconsin State Fair. I know nothing too exciting but things I have never done or haven’t enjoyed in a while.
This weekend had a few highlights and today’s DIY denim tent dress was definitely one of them. I finished it late last week and had the opportunity to wear it this weekend. It was a hit everywhere I went. I got compliments like: ” That is the cutest denim dress ever!” and I love that dress your wearing! Its so sassy!” I’m a pretty shy person by nature so compliments can be hard for me to receive because of the attention. but because I designed and made it. It kind of made me feel a little inflated inside. Not big headed. but big hearted. It encouraged my heart! So big thanks to every women who took the time to notice my dress. I give God glory for it!
On to the DIY part! I used New Look #6511. I normally don’t use New Look Patterns because their sizing tends to run small. So I end up having to make too many alterations. But this one was good because I used view A and it was a crop top which I lengthened into an a aline dress. I then self drafted the ruffle pattern. I used a chambray fabric that I found at a thrift store for about $4.00 it was about 5 or 6 yards. To give it some interest I used both the wrong and right side of the fabric. top stitched the seams in the front and sides with a dark blue denim thread and left the neck line and hem line raw and made fringe from the raw edges. Armholes get a lot of wear so I decided to finish the hem with bias tape and top stitch it down.
Style It: I kept it simple and boho allowing the dress to be the star. The shoes are a pair of wooden platforms from Sam Edelman that I picked up on super clearance at DSW about a year ago for $10 (I know awesome right!) They are actually very light and comfortable. The necklace I found at Ashley Stewart for $9.99 a cloth covered beaded necklace. Its very light and comfortable to wear as well and who doesn’t love yellow! So for a total of about $24.00 I have a complete head to toe look. I love it!
That’s it for now! Can’t wait to share with you my next look. I pray this post inspires you to run out and make your own sassy denim dress!
Until next time!