What I'm Wearing | Flirty Florals!

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Since I made this dress 2 years ago, it's been one of my favorite summer dresses.  Let me refresh your memories with the construction detail
I'm really not a floral print kinda girl. This is just something I really don't have an eye for... that is when it comes to fabric. Now I can look at a RTW garment and know instantly whether or not I'm in love with the print. But fabric?  Not so much.  I would have to see it made.  So when I find a piece of floral fabric that I love -- I grab it!  I haven't had much success this season.  So I thought I'd "shop my closet".
What I've loved most about this dress is the built-in foundation.  You might think boning should be reserved strictly for special dresses and eveningwear.  But au contraire, it's perfect for a strapless sundress.  And if you're making strapless sundresses and omitting the boning, you're missing out on a greater fit.
Wearing:  Vogue 1174; pumps: Tahari Slingback Espadrille pumps (TJ Maxx); clutch: The Limited.

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28 comments

  1. Love this one as much as I love you r V1154. Both great prints...great dresses.

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  2. I have the same problem with floral fabric I better at using a print then a floral.

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  3. The dress looks great on you.

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  4. Such a pretty dress. That color looks so good on you. You look great.

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  5. Erica I love love love the print...fantastic dress! Gretchen

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  6. Isn't it nice to be able to shop in you own closet and actually find nice treasures like this dress! Beautiful!

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    1. It is Myra. I'm so glad I made it in a casual fabric. Thanks!

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  7. Your post about the construction ofthis dress inspired me to sew again. It is special to me

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  8. I truly love your sense of style. Sewing blogs are a new thing for me and I am definitely book marking yours. Prints are tricky, it's a good idea to unroll some from the bolt and drape it over yourself in a mirror to see how it works on you. Of course, this all depends upon having a mirror near by.LOL
    I am working my way through your blog posts.
    regards,
    Theresa

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  9. Stunning dress. Simultaneously hot and cool. Love your style and your blog posts.

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  10. I ADORE that dress! I've still got some lovely pink floral hidden away to make it up on. Ach, so many projects, so little time!

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  11. Cute dress! Love the print.

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  12. I LOVE this! Great job!!

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  13. Hi,
    I just found your blog while looking for a wrapped dress. I love it, you have great style! It motivates me to go back to sew for myself.

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