I scored this totally awesome red, white and blue fabric a few weeks ago at a thrift store. It is a really loud, funky print. When I pulled the fabric out of my bag to show Jason his response was "really?" Oh yes Jason, really. I just couldn't decided what to do with it. Then, just like that, I decided that it would make the perfect 4th of July dress. Of course, the question was how was I to sew it? I pondered this for a while then I decided that I would make try to make adult version of pillowcase dress. I couldn't find tutorial a on how to make one for an adult so I just kind of made my own up. I followed this tutorial for a kid dress as a guide. Instead of using a ribbon I sewed a sash and made one gigantic bow (instead of two little bows). Ridiculous bows make everything better. I also thought omitting the ribbon made it look a little less like a kid dress. It was a super simple dress, it took me about an hour to make. It isn't a very flattering dress. I think it could use a belt. I will say it is really comfortable. I think this style dress would make a perfect maternity dress. Not that I am pregnant. I am NOT. But, this dress is so full it could hide a great big baby bump.
The cardigan helps the dress have a little more shape. I like it better with the cardigan buttoned but here it is unbuttoned so you can see what the dress looks like.
See how big that bow is? I love it. Do you see what I am talking about with the whole maternity look? It is really loose. My bad posture doesn't help. I think I might make another one to wear with a belt.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.