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Friday, May 27, 2011

Vacation on the mind...

Next up on my to sew list is something inspired by this currently out of stock dress from Mikkat Market, which I actually first fell in love with when I saw in on The Man Repeller, here.  

The Mikkat dress is made out of 100% silk, again maybe a little more formal than the cute summer day dress I'm aiming for.  

Urban Outfitters does a super affordable version in cotton spandex.  My version may end up costing me more and will definitely take up more of my time than a quick stop into the store, but sometimes it's all about the journey not the destination.  

I couldn't find a perfect pattern for a strapless dress with the right kind of skirt so I toyed with the idea of drafting my own, but I'm just not there yet.  Instead, I ordered two patterns from Vogue with similar asymmetrical skirts, V8631 a dress version and V8711 a skirt version.  Hopefully I will be able to adapt one pattern or the other into what I'm looking for.

I plan on using this tropical cotton print for a look somewhere in between the more formal Mikkat dress and the casual Urban dress.  I don't have the vacation planned yet, but I've definitely got the vacation wardrobe plans down.


  1. Really pretty dress you made. I love the print and the colors in it.


  2. Thank you so much Cortnie! The print is just perfect for summer.