Stripe and Floral Print Mix Dress

img_5169Last fall, I was especially fond of mixing prints together for outfits. So, I dreamed up this dress one day while looking through my fabric stash.

Now that fall weather is finally making an appearance, I am excited to wear this dress more again. The colors are very fall appropriate and it’s easy to put together layered outfits with this color mix.

I made this dress using the Jennifer Lauren Vintage Bronte pattern. I just shortened the shirt into a bodice and added the skirt from my Verity pattern.

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Blue Skies Are Callin’ Dress

IMG_8589This is the sleeveless and cowl-less variation of my Verity dress/shirt pattern. I cut this one out before I made the changes to the pattern that I noted with this version from earlier this summer. That’s why the bodice is still too short. Oh, well. Who cares? I still like it. 🙂

The dress has a flared skirt, just like the first one. This time, since I was working with a striped fabric, I decided to make a chevron on the front and back seams. I should have let the fabric settle before hemming the dress, but I didn’t think about it. I sure have been throwin’ out a lot of “shoulda, coulda, woulda’s” lately.

I made the chevron point down instead of up. Why? I just like to be contrary sometimes. 😛

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Daydreamer Dress Raffle for St. Jude

I mentioned a few months back that I was planning to do the Warrior Dash in May. I officially signed up for the race a couple of weeks ago, and I’m so excited that my husband will be doing it with me, along with my sister-in-law and her husband.

I also signed up to be a St. Jude Warrior. So, in an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, I have planned a couple of raffles for this month…You are, of course, welcome to donate any amount to St. Jude without entering the raffle. Please follow this link if you would like to help.

The first raffle is for this fun and flirty sundress.

(Entry details at the bottom of the post)

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