Happy 4th!!

We’re not doing much today.  Just sewing and getting ready to go to Oregon on Tuesday to see my sister and her family. YAY!! I am super excited. Tonight we are grilling corn and sitting on the roof with some soy ice cream & root-beer floats, strawberries and watching the fireworks.

I made this dress almost immediately after my discovery of elastic shirring. Boy is it ever FUN!  This dress is super easy and it’s called “the most flattering shirt dress”, which I have to agree, does a great job at hiding those tummy troubles.  I shaped mine differently so that it would have longer sleeves.  You can find the instructions here.  The fabric was bought at a yard sale over 5 years ago and I thought it would make good practice fabric.  I’d love to make another dress like this, but with a different fabric. Any suggestions?

I already have the Mendocino sundress made, I just need to add straps.  I hope I can get to that before we leave. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing some cute pillowcase pajama shorts I made for the boys.

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7 Responses to Happy 4th!!

  1. Megan D says:

    I live in Oregon and it looks like it’s going to get really hot starting Wednesday (at least in the Willamette Valley (North South from Eugene to Portland).

  2. I am envious of how quickly you whip up a new outfit, nice one :)

  3. Melly-D says:

    Love the fabric and the frock!! Why not try something in spicy colours or turquoise and red combo in colour blocks? Your blog is fab as always.x have fun at your sisters.xx.

  4. perches says:

    Pretty, pretty dress! That would be really fun in an Anna Maria Horner print, too. Have a fun trip :)

  5. robin says:

    I am lovin EVERYTHING about that dress-cause for celebration!

  6. Ruth says:

    Adorable dress. Is the fabric woven or knit?

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