Today we are celebrating Spring with Jo-Ann National Craft Month! The idea was to choose a Spring trend and then make something inspired by that trend–radiant orchid, nautical, geometric, and floral. I decide on the nautical trend mostly because I love the colors that are all-things nautical. Here was my inspiration photo….
photo credit: Jo-Ann
Here is my take on Nautical this Spring….
The Starboard skirt updated to a cute Spring Dress!
For the bodice I used the Basic Bodice pattern (that we PROMISE is coming soon, look for a tester call in a week or so) and then the Starboard Skirt tutorial for the skirt part. Add in some capped sleeves and presto, a competed dress.
For the back I did an invisible zipper that I put into the lining (TUTORIAL HERE) and attached the skirt to the bodice.
The belt is some satin ribbon that I bought and some cobalt shoes to match.
Yes, the dress is a bit long….but I am trying to make things to last…and this girlie is growing taller and taller each week!
I did add two more pleats into the starboard skirt portion so that it would have a bit more fullness in the skirt…they are each 3 inch pleats that are 4 inches from the side seam.
And now we just need some Spring weather to accompany our new dress!!!
You can head over here to Jo-Ann.com to see all the other bloggers’ takes on Spring trends and get lots of ideas to make National Craft month full amazing. And a coupon for you…..go HERE to get $5 off your next $25 purchase! ( I love coupons….)
* I was given a gift card to purchase my fabrics for this post but all opinions for this post are always my own 😉