The Coral Summer Dress

Last month I decided to  turn a length of coral sateen fabric into a summer dress I could wear for my birthday. I created a design featuring a fitted sleeveless bodice, and a full pleated skirt with side pockets. The finished frock is so much fun to wear, and I think it looks particularly fetching with a bow belt around the waist.coral1







coral5Dress: Made by me; Belt: ModCloth; Shoes, bag: Target; Earrings: Loft

I took a bit of my inspiration from the 1960s, and this confection worn by Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.


All in all, its the perfect summer dress for me. Its comfortable and lightweight, but still with a hint of vintage elegance and charm.


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