However, I made lemons into lemonade and was productive with my time. So with the aid of streaming “Say Yes to the Dress” on Netflix and a bunch of helpful online tutorials, I made this wrap dress!
I love how it turned out, it’s not perect, (I’m not a seamstress) but it works! The circle skirt gave so much flowy-ness (is that a word, yes?) and I love how you can see the dimensions and how the stripes go every which way. When I made it, my brother in law Frank asked what I made it for. I just shrugged, I hadn’t really thought about it.
I got hooked on the idea of a wrap dress after a blog posted about this gorgeous etsy shop CoralieBeatri two weeks ago. She makes some really great wrap dresses and I’m sure her quality and fabric are much higher but…for $79.99, I wanted to try making it first!
As it turned out, I was going to a Mother’s Day lunch the next day so it was perfect timing!! I wore a tank top under the dress to make it less revealing and paired it with a Yard Sale Necklace, my go to white (gifted) Coach purse and Micheal Kors wedges (found at Last Chance).
I’m really excited to try all sorts of different configurations, there are so many videos on YouTube. I didn’t make step-by-step instructions, because I was just figuring it out as I went. the waist is too big but the long straps cinch it all in!
This is my sister-in-law Renee. Her and my brother just moved back to the valley last week, I’m so excited for her to be able to go to family things like this and to be able to hang with her more!
Here we all are from L to R: Grandma Tanita (looking great at 85! See where I get my face shape from?!) Me, My little sister Gracie (15), My mom (I hope I look just like her as I get older) and Renee!
It was a great lunch, a fun project and some family bonding! If you want to make a wrap dress let me know! I can offer limited advice ;)