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