I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer. It is HOT here. Sunday was 100 degrees and today felt even hotter.
To beat the heat, I made these mommy and me dresses in a linen.
I used a 100% linen fabric that was originally in a gold color. I decided to dye the fabric to a brighter yellow. I love a bright yellow and it felt more summer appropriate.
Both her and my dress have a keyhole opening on the back, with vintage buttons..
Here is a better view of the back...
Her dress is completely self drafted while mine is a New Look pattern that was modified...because I just can't sew straight out the envelope.. I promise I have an uncontrollable desire to change things up
Here is the side view. I LOVE the big sleeves.. so dramatic!
I really wanted to sew up a tunic look, so I chose a size 14, which is larger than my size. Since the pattern is made for knits, I took a flat pattern measurement for a top that I liked and used that measurement to determine which size to cut.
I added a bow to the front of her dress. She calls is "bowtique". If you are familiar with cartoons, it has to do with Minnie Mouse.. :) Oh and check out the photobomb!
I wish I had a picture of her button too, but with all that hair it's hard to see anything (she get it from her mamma :)
I chose these vintage buttons from a box full of goodies I picked up at an estate sale recently...Just love these little details...
Well I hope you enjoyed reading this post and you are sewing away yourself. I have lots of sewing and pattern making projects lined up for the month of June, so back to sewing now! Have a wonderful summer and see you soon with my next creation!
Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams