Monday, May 18, 2015

My 'Summer Vacation" Dress

I will be heading out for a summer vacation in Florida soon!  I can't wait to hang out at the lake and show my son my childhood home!!  I took a hard look at my wardrobe and started planning my packing this weekend.  I found that I have a TON of summer clothes and practically zero winter.  I live in Colorado so that is just crazy but I figure one more summer dress can't hurt.  :)  You know take the girl out of Florida...ect ect.ect.
This is Burda 8071.

This pattern was surprising easy to sew up and fit.  The bodice lining does not get added until the zipper is in.  This made fitting a dream.  It was a little loose after the zipper was added but I was able to take it in a bit at the side seams.  It went together very quickly and was fun to sew.  

I really had my doubts about this shape on me but in the end I am surprisingly happy with it.  It is really comfortable to wear and I have been searching for a spaghetti strap sundress for a while.  

I used a rayon I picked up at a local shop.  It has just the right amount of drape and I love the print.  Perfect for evenings spent sitting in a lawn chair by the lake!!