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Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Dress

Wowsers...August snuck up on me. I had to quickly whip up this dress so I wouldn't fall behind the rest of the Dress-up project participants.

I call it the Summer of Love sundress.
The fabric was scavenged from a pair of pants my son wore many, many years ago. I had fun drawing on the fabric with markers before sewing. 

I was going to make a mini replica of my flag twirler outfit from high school but decided that would be just too difficult to figure out on the fly. Maybe I'll make it for October...like homecoming. My junior year when I was a flag twirler was my best year of high school...so many good memories. Hard to believe my 20yr reunion was just last week! Although, I skipped it. :)

Don't forget to check out all the other August Dresses over at the Alice and Camilla blog.


16 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, looks like you got this together rather quickly and so well done, too. I love how you sew all your dresses like you do. Three layers, even. And that gathered bodice is so clever.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is so cute and "one of a kind!" I think that making these dresses brings back all kinds of wonderful memories, don't you? I love how you wrote on the dress and I love the name of it! So adorable!
Hugs,
Cindy

Charlene said...

Cute, cute, cute! I think I am going to use your inspiration and come up with my August dress by tapping some childhood memories!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Such a clever dress - I love this!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous little dress! I love using materials that have a bit of history to them. Now about your flag twirler idea, you HAVE to find a way to make that work next month! Margaret

Nancy Y said...

Beautiful Dress! Such a great idea to turn your sons pants into a work of art!!!

Melinda Cornish said...

How fun! this really made me smile...I love that you used your sons pants....it is really cute! time flies by quickly doesnt it?

Janet said...

Cute dress! And I love the name of it.

Jenxo said...

great little dress, i like how recycled your sons pants and drew on them..

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I absolutely LOVE THIS DRESS!
dana

Joanie Hoffman said...

I would have worn this dress as a youngster! Very cute!

Sherry said...

Love your fun summer dress and so good that you've used the fabric of your son's pants - makes it even more special.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, what a Cool dress!
Love how you recycled the fabric from your son's old pants too!

Jan x

Electra said...

This is wonderful-it truly says "Summer of Love" (I was there that summer. lol)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

such a great little dress Halle and perfect repurposing of some special fabric too

flag twirling sounds pretty exciting!

I was happy to finally get my August dress made ... time is whizzing by
oxo

Nan said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your dress and can't wait to see the flag twirler!I'm so glad to have found your blog. You have wonderful things here! :) Nan

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