Isn't it amazing? It is the perfect mix for nautical and patriotic, something I can wear all summer long! But there is no way I am paying over fifty dollars plus shipping for this dress. So here is my plan. Find a suitable tank top replacement and add it to a skirt in a similar cherry red. I will probably make the skirt myself. It is a fairly simple A-Line number with a little extra volume in the form of pleats/ruffles at the top. Sounds pretty easy and fun, I hope to keep the entire look under 20 dollars. I am currently debating between two different tanks, one about five dollars and the other ten. I might actually go into forever 21 and see what I can try on in person as well. But here is where the fun feature come in! I am defiantly not going to rock a huge bow on my waist, like some pretty package waiting to opened...UM ICKK! Bows are one trend I cannot get with! Instead I am going to make this...
Totally Awesome Rose Belt!
I think this belt would be the perfect topper for my tank dress. A fun detail at the waist, but not a huge bow like a bride's maids dress! The belt is simple to make, all you need is some fabric, interfacing and 2 D rings. Another positive about this over the bow, is that I can wear it with more than just my dress. Hop on over to Emily Spark's blog and browse the fun other fun tutorials she had. But don't forget the awesome rose belt!
In other news, I graduate in less than 30 days! 23 days and 19ish hours according to the senior tab on my school's website! Once I return home this blog is going to be SO MUCH MORE AWESOME!! I will actually be able to sew some projects! I will have all my craft items in one single place, instead of split between California and Washington. Needless to say I am very excited! But I will keep crafting and sharing and writing in the meantime. A big thanks to all the readers who have supported my baby blog, which is growing up everyday!