Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sunshine and Novelty Prints

Sometimes, I'm just in the mood to wear something fun! And that often involved novelty prints!

This has got to be my favorite novelty print dress! It's so cute and girly!

This fabric is a great novelty quilting cotton find. I normally don't like sewing with quilting cottons but the weight and drape really lend this fabric to the crisp lines of this shirtwaist dress.

And how could I possibly say no to 50s/60s children's pattern illustrations with line drawings of the dresses in the background?

Today, I wore my waist cincher (since I also wanted to wear my new stockings) and it reminded me of how different I feel when wearing all of the proper underpinnings.

New seamed stockings! They are soooooo much more comfortable than the other kind I was wearing! Definitely worth the extra money. Now I just need to get a garter belt for when I don't want to wear the waist cincher.

The weather around here has been unseasonably cool, which is awesome because it feels like early fall rather than icky, sticky August.

Plus it's given me a serious case of good hair days!

Speaking of hair, I got mine chopped last week. It just was at an awkward length in the back and getting dangerously close to ponytail territory. So off it went into a chin length bob.

Are you hanging on to the end of summer or ready for fall already?


  1. What a super cute print. I really need to add a shirt waist dress to my list of projects. Lovely!

  2. What a pretty dress - that fabric is amazing!!


  3. "Dangerously close to ponytail territory" love it!!! The dress is super cute. I've had good luck with quilt cottons too on more structured garments.

  4. What a great print!

    I hear ya about "quilting cottons" but they always offer up the best prints!!

    I'm still loving summer! I love not having to deal with the rain that is a trademark of Portland!


  5. Eeeps! That is the cutest dress.

    I'm hanging onto summer!

  6. That fabric is so immensely sweet! You look beautiful! I have a (repro from etsy) 1950s style halter dress in a fabric featuring cute little fairies/pixies and flowers in a similar colour palette. It's one of my faves, too.

    ♥ Jessica

  7. I love the fabric and the dress as well - it looks so great on you!

  8. Cute dress, what pattern did you use?

  9. Cute dress, what pattern did you use?