Cute Dress – Not so Cute on Me

Last week over my lunch I found myself strangely pulled in the direction of Textile Fabrics, a fabric store that is (dangerously) close to my office, even though I had had other plans when I got in my car. Apparently, either some one was looking out for me or finds it amusing to watch as I unsuccessfully try to say no to fabric that is 50% off.
That's right.
They were (and are until July 2nd-ish, for any locals) having a 50% off sale on their entire stock of fabric. All my favorite designs & colors — cheap. Really, it's just cruel.

I wound up leaving with only one piece of fabric (on that day). Anna Marie Horner's Square Dance voile in Dusk with plans of whipping up a cute & simple dress that she shared on her blog. My friend Jenny has also made this dress in the citrus version of the fabric & shared how she went about making it here. Over the next couple of evenings, I made my dress. After adding the elastic at the raised waist, I tried it on to see the final outcome.

It wasn't so good. 

Mostly it just looked like I was wearing a sack made out of very pretty fabric. My husband even laughed at me! I can't blame him though. I guess at 5' 2" it just wasn't the dress for me. I do need to note though that this photo doesn't really give the full effect. Here it almost looks kind of cute — if I'd get my hair out of a pony tail & put a little make up on once in awhile! :)

So from there I had 2 options: • Make a few tweaks to the dress so it didn't look like I was drowning in it & hope my adjustments worked OR Rip out all the seams and start over on another dress I've been thinking about for years.

Of course, I pulled out the seam ripper and got started pulling it all apart. New dress coming soon. :)

xoxo Lori Danelle