Every once and a while, I see Jessica Simpson wearing some type of cute, summer dress. I like to take note of it because she is a slim but fuller-busted gal and I like to see the kind of summer dress styles on her. Granted, some are cheesey (like that really matters to me LOL), but some are just so cute. When I made up this dress, I thought of some of her cute summer dresses; therefore, I dubbed this dress my Jessica Simpson dress. Not that she would wear something like this, I just thought it was a cute style for hot summer days.
It was made out of that "old lady fabric" DH comments about. But when he saw the dress on me today, his comment was anything but "old lady-ish" ;) ! In fact, I do believe the word he used was hot. So I had to rib him about that one. I wore my dress out today to run some errands. My black sandals looked awful with it, so I resorted to my dress flats. By the end of the day, I was walking across the school fields in my bare feet because of an ankle blister. Guess I'm just not used to wearing dressy shoes like I used to be when I worked. (Yes, at one time I DID work--just to remind DH :) .)
But I like it! It's a summery, cheerful dress. Exactly what I hoped it would be. I did my usual alterations including darting/transferring my front edge neck gape. It worked out perfectly and is shown below. I'll do a review in the next few days which will include the one little alteration I forgot to do. Can you pick it up?
Tomorrow is no sewing. It's our annual family picnic. We've made the cookies, fried chicken, fudge brownies, deviled eggs and will finish the prep tomorrow. The boys were a tremendous help this year. It's really nice they're all older and can really help out with things.