|I promise I really do know how to iron, but when Mommy has to carry you through the stream, wrinkles happen.
Well, we’ve finally reached the end of the Out to Sea Collection
, but I’ve saved one of my favorites for last. This Lily Pulitzer dress
was one that I had originally pinned to my Nautical Inspiration board
when I began designing the collection, and while I loved the shape and textured fabric, it just seemed to be missing something. I’ve already talked about how I enjoy more simple styles, but this dress just felt like it deserved a little extra PoP! So when I stumbled across this red and blue striped fabric at Walmart I knew it would be perfect.
|It’s actually much cuter in person, but that red/blue contrast sure is a pain to photograph.
The pattern for this dress is actually very similar to the Coastal Bliss dress
, so I decided to make a few small adjustments to make them feel more different. I gave my version a more boat-neck shaped neckline, raised the empire seam slightly, and then also raised the location of the princess seams to account for the smaller bodice. The pleats are the same, but they are a smidge closer together because of the new princess seams, and then the bow is a bit smaller as well.
And just in case you read last week
about how I “torture” my daughter by making her do photo-shoots,
I wanted to let you know the story behind this one too.
Saturday I decided to go out and scout the location just to make sure it was easily accessible, and kinda rough out my idea for the shots. Yeah, look at me planning ahead. We’ll come back tomorrow and everything will go smoothly and I’ll be completely prepared. I rock!
Sunday morning – Rain. Drizzle. And even more Rain.
And I drug her out in it anyway. Yes, I did!
I put her in a sweat suit and sneakers and packed a bag and an umberella. Then we trudged half a mile into the woods to the stream.
She got blisters on her heels from her soaking wet, too small shoes, and I got to wade through a freezing cold stream. I’m probably the world’s most mean and terrible mother, but at least I got the shots!
Honestly though, Aurelia actually had a great time looking for squirrels and shells (aside from the blisters),
and I ended up carrying her most of the way back to the car, so I’m really not that horrible.
But anyway, what do you think of the dress? Did I do it justice?
I’m thinking about adding it to my list of patterns that I need to share…eventually.