Good Morning my lovelies!
Last month I purchased some summer clothes for the Marshmallow and instantly fell in love with the fit and flare of one of her racerback shirts.I started this purple dress thinking ruffles and straps and but in the middle of making the straps, my mind kept going back to the racer back shirt. I decided to give it a try and attempted to trace a pattern from her existing shirt. It worked out wonderful! I love how simple this dress is (only 3 pattern pieces) and it took me under four hours start to finish.
Over time I’ve accumulated a lot of trim and bias tape so most times I just go to my stash to see what I can use, and was so excited to find both apple green bias tape and ricrac. (CUTE STORY about the ric rac, my hubby actually bought that ric rac for a mother’s day craft project with the kids and I was left with the remainder, just love how that worked out!)This time I decided to use the bias tape as a facing instead and I absolutely love that contrasting peek-a-boo look ( I think I will be using it that way from now on).
SIDE NOTE: Since my entire sewing journey, my top thread and bobbin thread were always the same color – until yesterday. I wanted purple in the top to match the dress and apple green on the bottom to match the bias facing.
Now for the action pics: Back of the dress
Now for the full front view: Isn’t that headband just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? I think it compliments the simplicity of the dress perfectly. The Marshmallow doesn’t have very many headbands, but I will definitely be purchasing more from Raquel’s Headbands (these headbands are custom handmade and affordable).
And here comes the twirl:
And there she goes:
And now for my absolute favorite snap:
That’s it for today, thank you for stopping by! Until next time!
Fabric Source: Fabric.com Shoes: Payless.com HeadBand: Raquel’s Headbands