When I got the list of themes for this season and saw Color for Week 4, I knew instantly what color I wanted to work with and where I wanted to shoot photos. In our part of Texas, it is a spring tradition to go shoot portraits in the wildflowers, specifically the bluebonnets, and after a terrible drought last year, we got enough rain at the right time to have gorgeous fields of bluebonnets this year. Wildflower White is the perfect look to wear for timeless photos.
The dress is layers of cotton gauze, one of my favorite summer fabrics because it’s light and easy to wash and wear. I started with a simple strappy sundress, fully lined with more gauze, then added the draped layers at the sides and topped it off with every trim in the store (at least according to my Hubby). It has crochet lace straps and trim, a stretch-shirred off the shoulder lace flounce, and a coordinated headband with scraps of lace and cotton gauze rosettes. For my son’s outfit, I used white linen, and drafted a shirt in a guayabera style, with embroidery down the fronts and on the back, traditional pintucked pleats matched at the shoulder seams and patch pockets. The shorts feature cargo pockets, cuffs, a mock fly and button tabs. They are fully lined so we don’t see undies peeking through the white linen. Find the shorts tutorial here.
And the shirt
Detail of the top of the dress
The trim on the side drapes
I love Tater’s shirt! It is a perfect boy’s dress shirt. I would love a pattern, or tutorial on that if you have the time/desire.
I bet your daughter absolutely loves that dress. My girls would feel like the perfect princess in that outfit. I love the embroidery on your son’s shirt… and what a beautiful location
I don’t suppose you’d consider making this dress in adult size for me? I am in LOVE with it
Melly, everything turned out so great! I love every piece, but I am SO in love with those cargo shorts. They are so fun…my boys would love them.:)
I like it! I like white!
Jerry and Kay
Just voted for you. Definitely two beautiful outfits and your photos are lovely.
All the projects today at pr&p were lovely but yours was so romantic I had to vote for it!
It is all so pretty, what wonderful pictures!! I am a new follower!! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Wow, the flower fields are just gorgeous! I love the boy outfit especially. Those shorts are so sweet, and I love the pleats on the front of the shirt. I need to find some gauze to sew with!
Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com
Hi! Visiting from blissful and domestic. I love these pictures.. and your kids outfits are amazing! Such great work! Where did you find so many bluebonnets? We havent had any in my part of Texas.
Newest follower.. would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now! 🙂
This is such a beautiful set of outfits, and the photos are lovely and soothing! Love the white. Nice work, once again!
Dora, the Quilter
Absolutely Beautiful! (And the bluebells are nice too!)
Beautiful…the kiddos and the outfits. I love how crisp your white looks in the field of bluebells.
love both outfits – i think I might have to copy the cute boy shirt and shorts though! amazing details! thanks for the inspiration
Beautiful outfits and pictures!!
These outfits are absolutely gorgeous!! Is there any way you would consider doing a tutorial on how you did your daughter’s dress? I’ve been wanting to make something like that! Gorgeous pictures!
Thanks! I didn’t take any pictures while making the dress (oops!) but I might be able to do some sketches of how it went down. Let me work on that.
That would be great–whenever you get a chance!
What a pretty dress,who wouldn’t love it! I would sure love to try something like this.
So adorable!! Thank you for linking to my party!
Melly… I live in Texas as well. I am an okay beginner sewer but have always wanted to learn more. This might sound a bit presumptuous… but if you by chance did happen to live close by in this huge state would you ever consider taking on an apprentice. I would love to learn more and my entire family lives far away otherwise I would’ve had the opportunity to learn from my mother and grandmother. There is only so much you can learn from books. I would be over the moon if you would consider it and I wouldn’t mind a bit of a drive if necessary. Thanks! And by the way… I am a huge fan I do adore all of your creations.