Handmade with Love

I guess I'm starting off my 25 before 26 list with a bang, because I'm doing pretty good so far! I've been rock climbing pretty frequently so far, went to pilates this week and I just made this dress this week, which was a great success! "Sew Dresses" is on it's way to being checked off, though I'd like to make many dresses, hence the plural. I ran across this fabric at Hancock while I was scouting some ideas for blog design backgrounds and I knew I had to buy it and that it'd be perfect for a fun dress, so I scoured the pattern books for a dress pattern that would be cute and got that as well. When I started, it felt out of my league as I'm a sewing novice, but thanks to the internet, I was able to figure out the words I didn't know (understitching, who knew!) and finagle my way around an invisible zipper. I was so surprised when it all came together and actually fit like a glove! I was so proud that I wore it around all night. I got so many compliments on it and people kept asking where I got it.

dress/handmade :: tights/the stylish fox :: shoes/courtesy of seychelles :: belt/thrifted

It's been getting colder lately, and it's supposed to maybe snow on Sunday, so this dress is making me long for summer. The bright colors would be perfect paired with my favorite strappy wedge espadrilles and maybe a big widebrimmed hat and vintage shades to block the sun. Ok. Now I want to be at the beach. Stat.