Cappuccino Dress

I know, I know, Parc Safari part 3 pictures were supposed to go up today.  The thing is that souricette 2 is wearing a dress made from a pattern I tested.  That pattern isn’t published yet and I don’t want to publish any picture of her wearing it until I get the go ahead.  So we wait.

In the meantime, you get to see me wearing my latest, no, second latest make.  The latest will be tomorrow.  Hopefully.  I originally planned to sew this dress up in May.  I got caught up in pattern testing and only got around to it last week.

It’s the Cappuccino dress by Liesl and co.  Remember I made the top?  I felt it might be a bit small so I went one size up for the dress.  I used some cotton lawn that I got a long time ago.  It’s a border print so I futzed around quite a bit to get everything exactly right.  I cut it out to have the border run all the way around the bottom.  It’s only after that I realized that vertical placement might have been more flattering.  I find that  horizontal stripes are more falttering than vertical stripes but vertical color blocking works better than horizontal.

I like it anyway.  It does need a belt.  The shape combined with the print I chose send it right into frumpy housewife territory on me.  Add the belt and bam!  Easy summer dress.  This is actually my first time successfully belting a garment (well, you know, apart from something that has belt loops).

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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3 comments on “Cappuccino Dress
  1. Looks comfortable and I love the silhouette the belt gives.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Really pretty-love the border print!

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