Gingham is everywhere this spring, and I've wanted to dive in for awhile, but I also didn't want to wear the exact same print everyone else had. I found this Steel & Cotton fabric at fabric.com, and immediately knew it was perfect for my dip into the gingham pool. I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I ordered a couple yards and hoped it was enough for whatever I decided. (It ended up being more then enough, so be prepared to see more of it soon!)
I was originally inspired by this pin on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to use this fabric for a dress with this silhouette. It was a little difficult to find a pattern, but I was able to track down this vintage McCall's pattern (3952) at an Etsy shop. I actually really liked using the junior's sizing, I only had to make pretty minor adjustments to the fit. My goal with this project was to make a light easy summer dress that I could through on for almost any occasion and still be comfortable, and I think I mostly achieved that.
|(My little puppers wanted to make an appearance.)|
After I started this dress, I found one that is very similar by Petite Studio NYC (linked below). I LOVE this brand and have been stalking their social media and website for awhile, but haven't quite brought myself to purchase something as the price range is a little high for me. So if anyone has tried any of their clothing, I would love to hear about it! Reformation, another brand I love but haven't purchased from (yet) also has a couple similar dresses. Overall, a super versatile dress and perfect for the summer.
I love this dress with these (faux) wood platform sandals. It feels very 90's, but still modern. These shoes from Payless shoes, they are a great price, and were immediately comfortable with no breaking in. I have narrow feet and ankles so it can be difficult finding sandals with straps that fit, but these were great. Perfect shoes if you want to add a little height without compromising comfort.