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« on: April 20, 2010 12:20:09 PM »

I made this dress back in June, right after I returned from backpacking in Europe for 6 months. I wasn’t sure what my plans were, but I’d just bought a station wagon so I knew there’d be plenty of adventures. This is the first roadtrip dress!


I'm not happy about the way these photos are showing up on Crafster, but they look much better on my website!


I was able to test out its travelbility on my latest cross country trip, driving from New Orleans to Los Angeles on i40. These photos were taken from our wonderful day in Arizona.


It’s very comfortable to wear and I felt very chic at all of our stops– Arizona State Welcome Center, a gas station for a much-needed french fry break, wandering around Meteor Crater, playing in snow in Flagstaff, and even in Circus Circus casino in Vegas late that night.


It’s made out of fine green jersey, a great fabric to work with. It wasn’t so flattering when I first made it, but I recently took in the shoulders and arm seams, as well as added elastic beneath the bust line (I find this is essential in getting a really nice fit from jersey). I was pretty ignorant about sewing stretch fabric on machine, and so to avoid stretching I did the hems and the ties by hand (if you’re confused about this I’ve got some tips on sewing stretch fabric and tubes on my website).


As you can tell from all our photos, it turned out to be the perfect outfit for an entire day’s worth of adventures!


 There are more photos on my blog!
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010 12:28:15 PM »

The dress is super cute and the photos are really great too!
Nice work Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010 12:41:14 PM »

I want s dress like that! I love it! It looks so great on you!
And I adore the colour!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010 12:57:49 PM »

super cute and looks comfy...seems prefect for traveling
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010 01:16:52 PM »

The dress is super cute and the photos are really great too!
Nice work Grin

My boyfriend took all those photos, except the one of us jumping together. Arizona is apparently the perfect setting for photo shoots!

I almost got rid of the dress because I wasn't happy with it, but it just needed a little bit of tailoring and now it's back at the front of my closet and great for adventures. Thanks for the comments!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010 01:52:52 PM »

I think it loos great. At first, I thought it was an infinity dress, but the up close pics show that it is different and fits really well.  Very nice Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010 02:51:53 PM »

once again you made a versatile piece!  I love how you can get so much wear out of each item you make...lovely job and the color is perfect!

In the last pic, you are wearing a cardigan--yet another way to wear this dress!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010 04:14:13 PM »

This is a beautiful dress! I love the color green and now I am determined to make my own green dress for spring/summer
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010 08:52:05 PM »

Really pretty and looks great on you!
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010 10:58:46 PM »

once again you made a versatile piece!  I love how you can get so much wear out of each item you make...lovely job and the color is perfect!

In the last pic, you are wearing a cardigan--yet another way to wear this dress!!!

Well, like a lot of my clothing it was inspired by living out of my car! I really think everyone could benefit by living out of a tiny backpack or a vehicle for a few months. I did it voluntarily and it was a great adventure. I appreciate so many everyday things now, like wearing a bathrobe after taking a shower, sleeping late, keeping my clothes in a drawer, having more than one pair of shoes... Plus it makes me seriously assess every single possession I keep around me. Like Burning Man, it was a great lesson in radical self-reliance that has greatly shaped who I am.

Thanks for the lovely comments!
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