The Every Occassion Dress

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I will start out by apologizing for the photos.  My nine year old took them from the doorway just as it was starting to rain outside.  But I wanted to post a few pictures of my latest creation before I take it with me on vacation.

When I started designing this dress, it was going to be for my daughter.  But, I fell in love with it and upgraded it to my size.

The purpose of this creation was to have a piece with me at the beach that I can throw over my swimsuit if necessary, but also be nice enough to use if I need something a little dressier.  The idea came to me when I found the teal knit lace next to the slightly darker teal jersey knit.  It was a combination that I had to have.

I still haven’t decided if I like the petal hem or if it is too juvenile.  I’m obviously enjoying wearing it in these photos, but I might feel a lot more self conscious in front of other adults.

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One thing that I love about the hem is that the light teal is an entirely separate skirt, that I can wear on its own.

The petals are only in the front/sides, and I’m debating about turning it into a high/low tunic that could go with shorts, skirts, or leggings.  Even jeans, really, in the fall.  What do you think?  Do you like the triangles or are they too unique?

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Here you can see a bit of the scarf- it tucks into loops on the shoulders, and come come off for washing, or just for a more casual look.

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This knit was NOT getting along with my machine, but in the end I won and managed to create a silhouette that I think flatters me.

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