Do you remember when I posted the My fave dress, no pattern required a while ago?
It sits at number 2 on the most viewed posts that I have done on this blog.
I wanted to show you a dress that I made & wore on the weekend.
I used the same pattern with a few slight changes.
I live this dress! I received so many compliments & quite a few, “Can you make me one?”
The above photo is the same dress but shown with 2 different coloured accessories.
I put the call out on the Sew, cook, laugh & live Facebook page to help me decide which look was better. I had to go to engagement party & then a Good Charlotte rock concert. This dress suited both occasions better than I expected!
I just made it a little more slim fitting than the original My fave dress, no pattern required
And I made it shorter so that it sits just above my knees. It has 2 layers, one of chocolate brown broderie anglaise & a layer of plain brown cotton fabric under so that it is not see-through & the lace doesn’t get uncomfortable.
I did add some little straps just a couple of hours before I wore it. I thought it would be a safer option for the rock concert & I was right! There was a lot of dancing & arms waving so I was very thankful for the straps by the end of the night.
This dress took well under 1 hour to make. If you didn’t need to have a second layer of fabric, you could make this dress in 30 minutes.
I have never worn a brown dress before, hence why I asked for help with choosing accessories! I am now in love with chocolate brown! I ended up wearing the silver accessories & I personally think it looked fabulous!
The basic “no pattern” for My fave dress, can be tweaked in so many different ways for so many different looks & I will share those with you through out this long hot Australian summer. I think that I am going to have one of these in every colour of the rainbow! It is such a light, comfy dress & it is
This dress would suit any occasion, I even did an engagement party & rock concert in the one day! If it can be worn to both of those events, it can be worn anywhere!
You can wear this type of dress at any time of the year..
throw on a light cropped cardigan in the autumn months…
A denim jacket & boots in winter…
a nice crochet shawl in spring..
& just with a few pop of colour accessories in summer!!