Monday, July 6, 2009

Jersey Halter Dress

Oh! It's you! Good afternoon! Isn't it a beautiful summer day? Would you like to have a margarita with me? Frozen without salt? Me, too!!!I didn't really beat Dawn this month. I won by default... she's been on vacation! It's okay though, I proved to myself that I can make something from each issue within the first week I own it! This issue arrived Friday and today is Monday, so that's not so bad (yes, I know this was a 1-dot pattern at should've been done Saturday morning, but lay off, okay?!). Actually, I was the 6th review from this issue on Pattern Review today, so that definitely tells you I didn't win the race!
I had no idea the dress (July BWOF #124) was sooooooo long. Here's my review. You can't tell from the picture, because the model is frolicking in the waves and has the dress hiked up past her knees. But, since maxi dresses are still "in", I think I can get away with this. It's a lot of print for me to wear (neck to ankle), but I love the colors (black/white/navy/royal/touch of lime green) and this jersey knit is soooo comfy. I got it last summer through the co-op and used all 3 yards of it. Now, I wish I had more!
Gotta love my tan lines. I got sunburned last weekend during my daughter's birthday party, oops! The wrap is a little low in the back, my strapless bra kept peeking out a little. If I make this again, I'll add a shelf bra with cups. (How? I don't know how, but I can figure it out... I think.)
And for you dog lover's out there, here's our German Shepard, Mr R. He loves our kids, let's us know when anyone is in the driveway (or walking down the street) and hates fireworks. This time of year is a little rough on him, but the kids are loving the free shows we can see from the deck!
What's next? Tomorrow we'll have some fun at the County 4-H Fair, where the kids love to see the baby animals in the Miracle of Birth barn and we'll be doing the carnival ride thing. Then it serious school work for me! Yuck, yes yuck, I hear ya! But I've avoided it for far too long, and must tackle it. I'll report back when I've dug my way out. Hope to see you all soon!

18 comments:

elbereth said...

I love it, love it! It looks great on you!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It looks great on you and the length is perfect.

Adrienne said...

I love it!!!

Bunny said...

This looks great on you. You seem to be enjoying a wonderful vacation. Now get the salt and start mixing!

Lindsay T said...

My favorite of all the fabulous things I've seen you make so far! You look tres chic. Be sure to pack this for NYC.

Sewfast said...

LOVE that dress!!! I have plans to make one tomorrow and you have sealed the deal! It looks fabulous on you. I was thinking the same thing about a shelf bra...the girls need a little support!

AllisonC said...

Fab dress! I'm still on June's issue so you are way ahead of me, but hopefully I'll be over in my version soonish. I'll have a bit of salt on my marguerita glass please!

gwensews said...

You look fabulous in that long dress. I think a long dress in the summer is very cool and comfy. I LOVE margaritas, but with salt! Yummm!

Linda said...

Very cute and well fitting dress! I would love to join you in a Margarita!

Dana said...

Great dress! Can't believe six people have made it already. What a competitive bunch we are! Too bad about the school work, hope it doesn't last too long.

Julia said...

I love your dress and that print looks fine on you! Just make my margarita with salt!

Sue said...

Fabulous dress! Well done for getting it done so quickly.

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

I'm new to the BWOF mag. Got my first one Friday. I think this will be my first dress to make, you've inspired me! Great job, looks great on you.

angie.a said...

I love this!! I would never attempt it because of my hatred of strapless bras...but you're tempting me!

Amanda S. said...

I'll join you for that margarita, but make mine with salt. :) AWESOME dress!!! It fits you perfectly and is super flattering. Thanks for the heads up about the low back. I'm making the top version of this and plan to wear a strapless. Although your thoughts of shelf bra + cups intrigues me as well.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous dress!! Perfect fit, and fantastic for the summer! Way to go!

Gail said...

I love dress and the print. Please have a cool drink for me. I know 14 degrees Celcius doesn't sound like a cold winter but we don't do cold well in Sydney.

Summerset said...

Oh Wow! You look awesome in that dress - what a great style!