Friday, July 25, 2008

Popsicle dress

My fabric stash is quite small, due mostly to space constraints, but I'm a big believer in buying what you love when you see it, even if you don't have a project in mind.


This fabric inspired me as soon as I saw it at Purl a while ago, but it took some time to decide what it should be. It's a double-faced gauze very similar to the Nani Iro quality Mari has been stitching with.


Because it's a very light-weight, drapey fabric, I thought it needed a simple line and not much in the way of seaming. A yellow polka dot cotton from the stash made up the perfect bias tape, and away we go! A-line sheath dress, good for really hot, humid summer weather. Tsia baptised it with a popsicle today, so we'll call it the Popsicle Dress. I think it's the perfect dress for chasing down an ice cream truck in the middle of a hot city.



Fortunately there will be plenty of time for such activities later, after a little more cool weather at the lake. I'm excited to see it with her yellow sandals, too.

17 comments:

  1. I adore this dress! (And would equally adore a tutorial, wink wink!)

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  2. So sweet! And I'm really, really close to getting a pair of those yellow Saltwaters myself!

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  3. Oh yes, this is just so sweet!

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  4. Its darling. I bought some of that too. Not sure yet what I'll do with it, but I'll find a use, probably not as cute as yours though!

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  5. oh my goodness - that dress is so cute! i want one!

    jen

    purlsoho.com

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  6. adorable...as is the model
    :0)

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  7. I have that fabric too. Maybe I sould make a copycat dress :)

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  8. I love the simplicity. BEAUTIFUL.
    Anna

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  9. baptism by popsicle -- great imagery!

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  10. Oh! I just love Japanese fabrics... love, love, love them! Darling combination with the yellow pin dot bias.

    And, the yellow sandals - that brand is the best! Perfect for all summer wear!

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  11. She's so cute! (and her dress - great job!)

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  12. Oh, so cute. You were right on that fabric; it's so charming!

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  13. I agree that it is the sweetest little dress. Sometimes I wish I had a flat chest - something about how certain shirt/dresses drape on a figure. But then I put on a dress that shows my bust off and I'm happy that I have what I've got!

    Andrea

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  14. LOVE it. I want one in my size.

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  15. This is a lovely blog. Thank you for the dress...so sweet. My cup of tea!

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