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

 

 

 

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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.

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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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