Monday, January 14, 2013

Starry Seaside Wrap Dress

Here is my latest creation...the Starry Seaside Wrap Dress!









I LOVE the way this dress came out! It is so flirty and fun! I think the fabric choice was just perfect for the style of dress. I love the patriotic/nautical feel to it. We shot these pictures at Fort Monroe in Hampton Virginia. We have been to many of the other lighthouses in the area, and shot pics of them, with the exception of this one. I knew this lighthouse was not as tall as many of the others in the area, so it would be great in the background of the pictures, as it would be easier to fit it in the frame of the shot. I really LOVE anything ocean, or beachy related, so of course I love lighthouses. If you want to learn more about this one just click HERE. This website has info on ALL lighthouses by state and even Canadian lighthouses! It shows how to get to them by map and gives you the history on them! It is a wonderful site!! Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the link if you want to find the button for all the other lighthouses and locations. :-)
Originally I was going to go to New/Old Cape Henry, but we decided to check this out instead because it was something new, and we have been to New/Old Cape Henry many times. I still want to do a shoot there, so keep on the lookout for the pics on this blog. :-)

Here are some other camera phone pics and what not that we took yesterday as well...

collage of pics

many apps used here


peaceful

I love how the sky meets the water, and it looks as though it could go on for infinity...

Ciarra watching the boats and ships go by


sea birds gathering

There is a rope swing under this huge tree that the kids found!


Starry!



Hey Soren! there is a star on your chin! LOL

It was REALLY foggy yesterday!


This was at the Coleman bridge. I don't think the birds got that memo...



Coleman Bridge in the fog! pretty cool for an iphone!






Today I will be working on my lemon yellow dress. I am going to drape this one to create the pattern. I hope it comes out as well as I picture it in my head!

I posted my Starry Seaside Wrap dress today on Sew can Do. Check it out HERE.

Until next post,
Amy

35 comments:

  1. Wow- I love your projects- so inspiring. Great job!
    Shannon

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    1. Thank you so much! :-) I am glad you like them!

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  2. I found your blog from the link party. LOVE the dress. I'm going to take a look around. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love the dress! It fits you perfectly. I found you from Sew can do.

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    1. Thank you Katrine. :-) I really like how it turned out. I will be wearing it this spring while on my vacation! Also I will probably wear it on the 4th of July!

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  4. Such a stunning dress! I adore your lovely photos... :-)

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    1. Thank you so much HeatherSphere! :-) We had a good time taking these pictures!

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  5. This came out amazing!! Great pictures and love the lighthouse. Stopping by from Sew Much Ado's linky party. Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2013/01/fun-fur-boa-scarf.html

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    1. Hi Alisha! Thank you for visiting. :-) Thank you for the lovely comment. Make sure to follow my blog for more fun!
      Amy

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  6. Beautiful. What pattern did you use?

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    1. Thank you Bethany. This dress was from a Butterick pattern I bought a while ago. It was number 5454. I think it is still in circulation. The dress I am making now is my own design. Make sure to come visit again to see it when it is done.
      Thank you for visiting my blog.
      Amy

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  7. Fabulous dress and great location too!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was really happy with the location. I love lighthouses so much! :-)

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  8. Wow Amy. You look gorgeous in that dress! Did you make the pattern. If not, which one did you use? I'd love to make one, too!

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    1. Check out the comments above, I posted all the info on the pattern. :-) The next dress I will be posting is my own design. I really love the way it is coming out. :-)

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    2. And thank you Justine for the lovely comment! :-)

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  9. I've got to check out that pattern - this is so gorgeous. I love wrap dresses, but always have a hard time find the ideal fit. And your fabric choice was ideal - it's very Mod Cloth. Thanks for the sweet Sew Can Do shout out on this post & thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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    1. Thank you Cheryl :-) I am glad you like it! I found the fabric last year on sale for 3.00 a yard!! score!

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  10. You are talented! I envy all the clothing makers out there~ i stopped sewing my own a long time ago~ Patterns never worked for me...Love those pics too! Thanks so much for linking up!
    Kim

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    1. Thank You Kim :-) Did you ever try draping instead of using patterns?? I do both.
      Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!
      Amy

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  11. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thank you for the invite :-) I will check it out.
    Amy

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  13. I love this dress the fabric choice and the flirty sleeves really suit you. Did you use a pattern?

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    1. Hello, and thanks for stopping by :-) The pattern info is stated in the previous comments here. I am about to post some new pictures of a dress I designed and made the pattern for. :-) Thanks again for your comment :-)

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  14. Very pretty, Amy. And a great set of photos, too!

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    1. Hi Trinity! Thank you so much! I am going to post some new pictures here in a second of a dress I designed :-) I love the way it came out! Thanks for visiting, it is always a pleasure to hear from you. :-)

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  15. Awesome!!!
    Looking forward to the day I will finish my first (dress)sewing project from the scratch and show it to all.

    I can do it.

    You definitely inspire me, just looking at these lovely pictures.

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    1. Thank you Abiola for the lovely compliment! :-) I know you can do it too!! :-)

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  16. What a gorgeous dress. I love how cute and feminine it is! The scenery is pretty amazing too ;)

    xoxo Lorelai
    Seams Unbiased

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    1. Thank You Lorelai for the lovely comment :-)

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  17. It is really lovely on you; I especially love the design of shoulders. Do you have a tattoo on your leg? That’s really nice.

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    1. Thank you, and yes, that is a tattoo. I honestly forget it is there unless someone mentions it! LOL

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  18. wow this turned out great and it is SO flattering. So glad you shared this at my link party excited to see what you have to share this week

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