I like to wear dresses in the summer. They're comfortable and airy. The problem I have is finding casual summer dresses - too often you look like you're going to a cocktail party.
I also like built-in bra's. Summer dresses are strappy and I hate having bra straps poking out.
I love stores like Athleta that mix active clothes and style because they often have built in bras - but, they are also a little pricey. (And sometimes the dresses still look too dressy.)
Inspired by the tutorials I was seeing on Pinterest, I decided that the only solution was to simply make exactly what I wanted. So I did. Here it is:
I bought 2 yards of cotton jersey at $5.99/yd from fabric.com. I traced the pattern from a dress that I owned and liked the fit. And I made a built-in bra from the tutorial here.
It probably took me about 4 - 5 hours, start-to-finish, but I took my time and did a lot of fittings. I am really happy with the result. It's light. It's comfy. No bra straps. And I think it looks nice and casual.
I have more jersey so I'm going to make a least one more - although I'll probably try to shake up the pattern a bit. A girl like a little variety, yanno. But then again - maybe I won't! Who knows!
In other news, it's the first day of art camp - exciting! I'm sure I'll have pics of my little lovelies soon.
Thanks so much for stopping in! Have a great day!