This week is the “spring break” challenge over at Project run and play. For this challenge, you design a look inspired by your favorite vacation spot.
My favorite vacation spot is the beach! Specifically this beach….
A secluded spot on the coast of Florida where we vacation with my family every year. Not only is it a gorgeous spot, but we pretty much get miles of beach to ourselves for the better part of a week.
So taking some inspiration from my beach spot, I designed a nautical dress for Em.
Would you believe all of the fabrics in this dress came from Walmart? Yep! When I saw this fabulous navy stripe I bought all that they had…which unfortunately was only 1 yard, I am going to have my eye out for when they restock!
I used the Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations to make this dress (which I have sewn before, I just love this pattern!) I modified it a bit and sewed a band across the bottom of the bodice, I also did buttons and a bias placket at the back instead of a zipper so I could use these awesome gold buttons I inherited from my grandmother.
Let’s take a closer look at how I used the beach to inspire this look….
First, there are the stripes. I don’t think it gets more nautical then navy and white stripes.
Then the gold buttons. I sewed two on the waistband, sailor style.
And finally, I picked this pretty green color for the bodice; it is almost the exact same color as the sea glass we find on the beach.
I made the dress a size up from what Em normally wears and left some extra fabric so I can let the hem out a bit as she grows. That way it will fit her in August when we head to that beach. I already have a matching outfit planned for her brother for some cute family photos!