Wednesday, February 10, 2016

{For the Love of Tunics & Dresses} Tour



Hey y'all! Today is my stop on the Love Notions For the Love of Tunics & Dresses Blog Tour! When I was invited to participate in this tour, I knew just exactly what I was going to do. You see, the Laundry Day Tee has seriously been my MOST favorite pattern over the past few months. I think that I have made about least 5 now, and seem to wear one almost every day. However, I needed a way to spice it up a little. Something that would be perfect for a casual night out with the hubby. Cue.....Laundry Day Tee Dress!



Omg, this thing is AMAZINGLY comfortable and SUPER simple to make. Have you made a Laundry Day Tee yet? They whip up in less than an hour and the dress is no different, other than the seams are a tad longer on the sides ;)




Let's talk about alterations for a minute. In order to create a LDT Dress, you will need to make a few alterations real quick, but don't fear...they are super simple. First what I did was reprint the pattern...start with a clean slate. After I had it all printed out and taped together, that is when I made the alterations. ***I added a few blank sheets of paper along the bottom to allow room for my new alterations.*** Now, if you take a look at the LDT, you will notice that around the midsection is where is begins to flair out. In order to get a nicely fitted dress you will need to bring that in a bit, and then taper our closer to the skirt. Now don't worry if you are scared to freehand. I wanted a nice full skirt with some motion, so I took a pattern that I liked and mimicked the curve of the skirt. That is where the fun in sewing is created. Mash your patterns together! Take what you like from one and add it to another....or take away. Really the creativity is endless.***Oh, and the LDT is FREE when you join the Love Notions Pattern Support Group on Facebook.***


This is why I absolutely LOVE participating in blog tours. It forces me to think outside of the box and come up with something new, and I cannot tell you how satisfying that is for me. I tend to turn to Pinterest quite a bit for inspiration, and that was no different for this creation. Here was my inspiration image. How did I do? I think that it will be perfect for a nice casual date night out with the hubby...what do you think???


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AYqlEe7OKPY0zFU7-J4pd3W3__Qybxa43yBLCEjpiSdz1vWK4pCXezU/

I am excited to be working on my Capsule Wardrobe for Spring and Summer and I just know that this will fit into it just perfectly. Adding in the belt and booties were just perfect too!



Don't forget to check out all the other stops along the way, and enter to win some totally awesome prizes! Thank you for stopping by!





13 comments:

  1. This dress looks fabulous on you!! I accidentally made a LDT "dress" when I adjusted wayy to much for my height! I am 6' tall so I added 7" to the original pattern instead of 3.5"—and viola! a dress was created! Hah.

    But I am going to go back now and try making another one with short sleeves because this look is fab!

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    1. Absolutely!!!!! It's the perfect dress to dress up or down!

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  2. This is AH-MAZING!!!! Thank you so much for being a part of the tour!! You rocked this!!!

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    1. Thank you for having me Kelly! I thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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  3. You just KNOW how to dress a curvy body and I love seeing how you do it. Thanks for the inspiration! Ps. What kind of fabric did you use for your dress?

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    1. Thank you so much! I have really learned a lot about dressing my body over the last year. The fabric is just a rayon from Joanns. I'll edit the post to add that ;)

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  4. This blue is perfect on you, Courtney! Great hack for the LDT. Now I'll have to add that to my to sew list ideas.

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  5. That belt is just the thing you needed to break up the dress. Looks great!

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  6. You really nailed this look! As always, awesome job and thanks for joining the tour!

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  7. This looks great. Now I need to to this.

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  8. This is a fantastic look. I love the color. I always gravitate to prints because solids are "boring" but there is nothing boring about this, just sleek and swingy and stylish. Going to go fill my closet with LDTs now. :)

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  9. I love how you showed the process of pattern alterations! This looks fantastic on you!

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