Friday, May 25, 2007

sundresses for summer

i heart dresses when it's hot, but i don't own very many. well, now i have one more.
Amy Butler Cabo dress
Cabo dress back
i used 2 yards of amy butler fabric and some scrap khaki twill for the bodice lining. i really like the contrasting lining. i had to use it because i didn't have enough amy butler fabric, but it worked out well. i modified the Cabo halter pattern to be a dress by using the skirt from simplicity 4994. i used size XS for the top and size 10 for the skirt. i shortened the skirt by 3 inches and it hits me just below the knee. the back hangs weirdly, giving me baggy butt-back. i probably should've put some back darts in. oh well. i put some pleats in the front, as the bodice didn't quite fit the skirt properly.

it's still a super comfy sundress, and i love the print.


  1. Oohh....that's gorgeous!!!
    LOVE the fabric, Amy Butler rocks!

  2. This is fantastic, I love it. I think it fits you really well, and the fabric is superb.

  3. Fabulous!!! I love that fabric! Hey, you don't notice the back as much on the print!

    Go you! Awesome summer wardrobe!

  4. Wow - that print is spectacular. At least from the photo standpoint the color and graphics hide any bagginess. Hey - a good excuse to knit up a lacy shawl, yes? Excellent job. I hope you get a lot of wear out of it because it really does look great.

  5. I love the blue/black dress! You done a great job!

  6. I heart this dress. LOVE the fabric and the style. Totally cute.

  7. Oh. my. gosh. I cannot even tell you how much I LOOOOOVE this dress!! Amazing work!

  8. It looks really beautiful on you. It doesn't hurt that that's one of my favorite prints either.

    Good job! Really inspiring!



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