Summer Date Night

Have you guys heard of Project Sewn?  My goal is to sew along with this competition and this week’s challenge is to sew a sundress.  Perfect.  I love sundresses!

patternThis dress started with a vintage pattern and a couple yards of fabric I picked up from the thrift store.

SummerDateNightThe total for all of my supplies was $3.  I had a plan in my head how I would sew this up.

SummerDateNight2I planned to change the straps and alter the neckline.

SummerDateNight3I wanted a knee length dress with a blue top and green bottom.

SummerDateNight4And possibly some rick rack trim.


And then my husband, Josh, looked at the pattern and looked a the fabric and said “Why don’t you sew the pattern the way it is, without any trim.  Less is more.”

SummerDateNight7When it comes to sewing, I don’t usually listen to Josh’s advice.  But I am so glad he gave me his input!

SummerDateNight8I did exactly as he said and I LOVE how this dress turned out.  And I think it would be a perfect summer date night dress!

Linking up with Project Sewn and The Pleated Poppy.

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21 Responses to Summer Date Night

  1. veamason says:

    Less is more! Love this! Wish I could sew. Found you via the Pleated Poppy.

    Come link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday-

  2. Julia says:

    This is such a fun summer dress! Perfect color!


  3. Melinda says:

    Sometimes hubbies are right! Rocking the dress! Great job!

  4. crafty beth says:

    The gathering is so pretty and flattering, and I love the color. Nice bargain score!

  5. dandeliondrift says:

    Thanks…Josh was right this time but dont tell him!

  6. dandeliondrift says:

    Lets keep that a secret. Actually Josh is usually right!

  7. dandeliondrift says:

    Thanks! i love a good bargain find!

  8. Love this look – your hair looks great!

    Stilettos & Sequins

  9. dandeliondrift says:

    Thanks- that’s my go to hair do when I don’t want to blow dry my hair.

  10. Cheryl says:

    You look so lovely in that dark blue dress! I wish I can wear backless dresses right now but the weather in here is bipolar. 😦

  11. I absolutely love how this turned out and I think you got great advice….the dress is PERFECT the way it is….and the modern blue is awesome….seriously!

  12. dandeliondrift says:

    Thanks Cheryl! It is really hot here. I think our hot summer weather is here already.

  13. dandeliondrift says:

    I should probably listen to Josh more often!

  14. Love the dress and the belt is the perfect accessory.

  15. dandeliondrift says:

    thanks Jennifer!

  16. Major Moma says:

    You look lovely in this dress. Great job.

  17. Olga Becker says:

    You look great in this dress! Love the color!

  18. Nellie says:

    I love it! Looks great on you!

  19. dandeliondrift says:

    Thanks! I am really flattered by all of the sweet responses.

  20. Laura says:

    Gorgeous dress!

  21. dandeliondrift says:

    Thanks Laura!

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