Wheat Bushel Shirtdress & Superimposed Portraits


Moving right along through the unblogged garments…I’ve got another dress to share that I made last year. I made it around my birthday last August, so it fits a bit loose on me now, but not enough to bother me. I always wear belts anyway.


This dress is one of my favorite dresses, especially since it can easily go from season to season. I wore it with tights, cardigans and boots in the fall and winter.


The material was a thrift store find. It’s a rayon blend of some kind. The wheat block print is reminiscent of a fabric from the ’40s.



I lengthened the Deer & Doe Bruyere pattern to dress length and kept the same shirt hemline. I also made the dress sleeveless and finished the armhole edges with bias binding.



The picture above had me laughing pretty hard. When I was editing it, my face reminded me of the faces in those floating superimposed head ’80s style portraits that everyone loves to (justifiably) deride.


That sent me down an awesome rabbit trail in my family’s group message (Yes, my family is awesome and we have an ongoing Google Hangouts thread between me, my four sisters and my parents. :)) about old family photos. I asked my mom if she had any superimposed, floating head portraits of me as a baby, and she found a real gem.


The face I’m making in the recent picture looks more like mom’s face in the picture below. Side note: doesn’t my mom look so beautiful?! Love you, momma! :*


This post took a bit of a turn from sewing, but does anyone else have any awesome floating head photos of themselves or family members?

  1. Shannon

    September 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Ha! Great pictures! I don’t have any of those but I always remember the one my twin cousins had taken. At the time I thought it was so cool.

    1. Becca

      September 27, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Haha! Yeah, they’re something… ;P

  2. heatherandthepugs

    September 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    You dress is so cute!! I really need to give the Bruyere pattern a try! Those family photos made me laugh. There are some of those kicking around of my sister and I. She’s only about a year old, and sitting and then my big head is floating in black space above her. It’s hysterical. What were they thinking?

    1. Becca

      September 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks, lady! yeah, totally give it a try, especially as a dress. Who knows what they were thinking! At least they portraits are good for a laugh now. Haha!

  3. Sam

    December 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    It’s so awesome you made this! Great post!


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