I celebrated my 36th year on the 17th. I decided to make myself a gift :).
These fabrics lured me in from the remanent rack at Joanns and I could not resist their temptation!
I have so much fabric at home to work with I really don't need to be buying new prints to work with, but hey ... I found a good excuse. So I bought it and I sewed together this outfit.
The top I did without a pattern. Here is the process in pictures.
It's not perfect, I could have taken more time to make it more symmetrical, but it still wears nice.
I gave it a longer back.
The red fabric has little cream colored dogs on it. It's so light weight and adorable. It screamed shorts with ruffles, so I tried the first pattern from the group below.
These patterns make great shorts, but I struggle through it every time. I'm going to keep at it. Practice makes perfect.
Here is the front, I added the buttons for a little more style.
I wore it out with a denim jacket and my brown Sanuks (no more heels for this girl!). The denim complimented it very well.
Happy Birthday to me!