Monday, February 25, 2013


I know it has been sometime since I posted anything, for this I ask your forgiveness. :-)

However, now that things have calmed down I feel like daydreaming. So how about? Why not sit back, sip some coffee, and come along with me for the ride.

First up:

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Beautiful is it not, I sighed and said wow the fist time I saw it. Yet, what really caught my eye, the styling or the fabric? 

Obviously the styling is a class act, still it would not mean anything if I could not find the right fabric to do it justice. With some extra time on my hands I decided to search the fabric sites and with a little effort I found this pretty crepe chiffon:

Having both the blue and purple of the original fabric, yet with a lighter overall appeal, I thought this wold be a nice personalized look of the original dress.

Nice right, I know, but a girl needs more then one dress to last through the summer. With that thought in mind I continued with my creative journey and came across this soft feminine design of : 

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Once again fabric is important, so off we go to the wonderful land of textiles that's merely a click away. Once click, two click, several clicks later what do you know, I may have found a nice match.  Take a look at this Red/Rust Georgette fabric:

With a red or especially an orange lining this would make a wonderful Summer ensemble.  Come on can't you picture it, red shoes or maybe a yellow necklace and earring set?  Still stumped, I guess I will just have to make it so you can have a clearer picture.

Now as everyone knows, all good things come in three's.  So what should I pick for the "third times the charm" dress?  

How about a knit, I mean why not? It's summer and what is easier to slip on then a nice soft knit dress made in a pretty color block design.


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Hum you say, what fabric did she pick this time?  Something similar in color to the original as she has with the first two, or did she dare to go in a different direction?  Well take a look, what do you think?:

Aqua, it is the perfect representation of nice cool refreshing day at the beach or sitting pool side with a nice umbrella drink in your hand. 

Of course I would not wear this super cute number pool side but hey you get the idea. Yeah, yeah I know I'll have to make it.................................

So this is my summer outlook,  tell me what you think, and please share your outlook with me.