What I'm Wearing | Flirty Florals!

12:00 PM

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

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

  3. The dress looks great on you.

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  9. Anonymous12:34 AM

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

  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!

  11. Anonymous9:52 PM

    Cute dress! Love the print.


  12. Anonymous4:53 PM

    I LOVE this! Great job!!

  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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