August 11, 2016
With the temperatures reaching a 104 degrees and heat index of 107 there is nothing that I can think of other than warm weather clothes! I made this little number for an upcoming trip to Mexico. I also planned to wear this to a girl’s night out for movie and Mexican food. Unfortunately, it was too hot to change from my work clothes into this number. Plus one of my girlfriends told me that I would look like I was a part of a Mariachi band performing at the restaurant …lol. What do you think? Mariachi? Peasant? Boho Chic? Still on the fence?
Either way, the dress is made with extremely cool fabric that will keep me cool whether I roll the sleeves up or down. Both fabric and the embroidered ribbon trim were purchased on my recent trip to San Francisco. The main fabric is a cotton blend embroidered fabric. The bottom of the sleeve and lower skirt ruffle are an eyelet fabric.
DRESS: DIY (used McCall M7325 with some alterations) | SHOES: Stuart Weitzman
I used McCalls pattern M7325 HERE. The pattern is VERY easy.
I made only a few alterations:
- I added length to the bottom hem of the lower front and back panels.
- Carved out the width of the ribbon trim on the top front and back panel.
- Added two rows of tassels. The tassels are DIY, too. I used DMC Floss (As kid and teenager I was a REALLY into cross-stitching…so I am very familiar with this thread.). I found the perfect shades to match the cording that I already had in my stash from a previous project.
One of my favorite little guys wanted to take a picture with me …
So after you take a vote to decide if this dress is more Mariachi or Peasant…I would love to hear your thoughts!