This is my entry for the Sew-Vivor contest that Rachel at Family Ever After is hosting…such a cute competition name and great prizes! Click the button below for more information.
Texas Mountain Laurel is quite possibly my favorite flower ever. It grows on ornamental shrubs, and is the first sign of spring here every year. But the best part is the smell. People have described it as grape bubblegum, but that doesn’t even cover it. It has grape-ish smell in it, but it also has something that I can only describe as fresh…like really fresh air mixed with grapes. And even that is inadequate to describe it. And it’s strong and travels – yesterday I was in a parking lot and suddenly smelled it. I looked around and the closest tree was at the other end of the lot.
Tangent over. This dress is made of really thin jersey that started out kind of pink/purple. I made the dress, then I ombre dyed it. Then I sewed the pickups in the skirt and added the satin ribbon at the waist. It’s very lightweight, so it’s going to be great this summer. But in the early spring weather here, I went with Texas styling – jean jacket and boots.
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