Summer is slowly coming to it’s end, but as long as this Indian summer lasts, I would like to share this fun summer dress with you… It was probably our THE most favourite dress of this summer!
Ok, I know the phrase “Indian summer” is probably not quite just yet the right phrase, it’s more of just “late summer”, but it seemed like the matching phrase to use with those photos, because we were actually doing some Indian chanting to make rain go away, so it wouldn’t kill our campfire, haha :-)
(And guess what- it worked!!)
So here’s a short story “how it happened to be” (and I mean the dress, not the Indian chanting, heh)… We were somewhere downtown with our friends, and Liv’s friend had this amazing jersey two-layer-looking dress on, and I just couldn’t get my eyes off it, hah. How convenient for us, they are our besties and also our almost neighbours, so while I had an approximately done sketch already of them, one day I just borrowed the dress for one night and actually traced it to make life easier for me.
And so, do-de-doli-do, I made my version of that dress. And it’s so nice, and comfy, and funky, Liv and I just both love it.
The top fabric is a lovely flower print Art Gallery fabric, which I matched up with some thin turqoise-green-ish jersey I had left from some other project at home. Ah, long live those scrap fabrics, right? :-)
Actually, I first used the flower-y Art Gallery fabric to make a shirt for myself some time ago, but it didn’t turn out as well as I wanted, which was kind of sad since the fabric is pretty awesome, beautiful and super soft, but I was glad I could redo it into something else for Liv instead. It suits her so much better anyway…
Next year I absolutely have to make a version for myself of it…! Damn it, what is it about those kid’s dresses that most of the time I like them so much more than my own?! :-D