Normally, I would not be a fan of that particular pattern since I am a New England, non suburban, grown-ass woman. But I loved the cinched waist, the gathered bust line, and halter straps. Also, it was $5.99. I wore it once to my night job at the jewelry counter at a retail store, but something was stopping me from loving this dress. I figured it out: the length.
Even though I am only 5 feet tall and like to look "hot" it seems I prefer dresses and skirts to come below the knee, especially in the summer when not wearing tights. One reason? I don't tan; I burn.
I am not much of a seamstress and do most of my work like this with fabric glue, or that fabric fusing tape you iron on. But this was a lot of material, so I knew I would have to use my sister's sewing machine at our parents' house.
Like, I said, I can't sew well. I was pretty pleased with the results of this easy project:
I had this blue and white striped cotton dress that I purchased in April/May that was just not "me." I don't remember why I bought it, so I figured I'd slap some stencils on it and see if it would come out nice. My materials:
Look, I even sketched it out beforehand! I don't normally take precautions. I also stayed hydrated with a glass of lemonade in the right of 1st pic. I stenciled the first boat using fabric markers and even with the stencil taped down, I had to trace slowly as I was dragging the fabric with my marker. I put one boat sailing off the left of the dress and then flipped my stencil over and put another boat sailing towards the dress's middle.
Tomorrow officially ends my summer because I go back to my job working with special needs children in their classrooms. Tomorrow is my first day of school and I'm so anxious to meet the new kindergarten, that I'm guessing I should take some sort of sleep aid to assure I catch some Z's.