I was so excited when they invited me to join in the series, but I had no idea how hard it would be to choose a song! I brainstormed for months on this and had come up with a bunch of ideas, but nothing I was really excited about.
Then I decided that if I was looking for inspiration, maybe I should look to the band that inspired much of today’s music as well as an entire generation of free loving hippies… The Beatles!
I know a lot of you up north are still buried in the snow, but here we have had 70 degree weather and sunshine. Despite Punxsutawney Phil's prediction of 6 more weeks of winter it seems we are pushing right into spring. So it seemed appropriate to choose the song “Here comes the sun” to inspire my Sew in Tune look, a song about the sun coming out after a long hard winter (and trust me, those four weeks of winter we just had were brutal!)
I drew some inspiration from the bohemian, hippie style of the 60’s and 70’s which I think fits with the feel of the song and made this sun dress for Em. I used the Emory dress pattern by izzy and ivy, the bodice is cotton and for the skirt I used a cotton gauze. Then I added some texture with a little pom pom trim on the sleeves and an old crochet doily cut up and added to the bodice.
I made the whole dress in white, but the song is about the sun so the dress had to be yellow. So in keeping with the hippie style, I pulled out the rit dye! This part was so scary...I loved the dress in white and I had no idea what it would look like after it was dyed. I held my breath and threw the dress in a sink full of lemon yellow dye. When I pulled it out it was YELLLLOW, I am talking neon yellow...you couldn't even look directly at it yellow. After a little panic and a few rinses in hot water, I had a much milder shade of yellow that I love.
Then I made a quick flower crown with some silk flowers to complete her spring boho look.
Make sure you swing by Melly Sews and Boy, oh boy, oh boy, crafts to see the other great Sew in Tune looks that they have been sharing!