Rather ironic that I made the "Sunshine Dress" last night by Shwin Designs, only to wake up to lots and lots of gray clouds and rain.
I've been so excited to make this dress. I bought the pattern in the full Sun and Surf collection, which sadly is no longer available as a whole, but you can buy them individually at Pattern Anthology. If you didn't get these patterns, you should. I have already made the Beachy Boatneck, which Gavin loves and has asked me to make more. And I have the Coastal Cargos cut out in 2 sizes as well as the Submarine Pullover almost finished. The designers are already working on their fall line and I can't wait to see it! lol
So on to the dress! I loved the original colors and design of the original dress and Aevarie did too, so we just followed suit. The only difference is the size of the stripes. I found this hypnotic small stripe fabric that I thought would be awesome. Little did I know that looking at it for that long would make me super dizzy and eventually end in a headache.....I just can't help keep looking at it though!
This dress also sports pockets:
We obviously had to make a bow to match.
And here's a close up of the back buttons. And yes, I used teal thread. Why? I could say cause I thought the splash of color would be cool, but really it's because I couldn't be bothered to re-thread the needle. ;P I honestly do love that color in combo with these, and I may just have to make the Santa Monica Cinch in teal to go with it. :D
And it just wouldn't be complete without a silly picture.
We can also take out that bottom drawstring for a big twirly skirt. I'm sure this summer it will be worn both ways many many times. :D
I hope your day is much more sunshiney-y than ours!
Side note: I was not paid in any way to express my love for these patterns. :D