I had this awesome hawaiian print in my stash, so I pulled it out, with some coordinating Kona

I decided to try the simple dress again, without the shirring, but with knotted straps.

pretty cute, right? I mean, the straps are too long, but that’s better than too short.

she’s feeling around for pockets

unfortunately, I didn’t have enough leftover fabric to match prints, and red pockets would cover the pretty flowers, so I left the pockets off.

very unhappy to discover the lack….

CLEARLY, this was the wrong decision.


Luckily, I had planned ahead, and was able to reverse the dress.


doesn’t she look beachy-chic?

much more relaxed.

to break up the plain solid red, I appliqued the pockets with flowers cut from the hawaiian print scraps.

pretty pockets
I used Steam-a-Seam 2 to hold them in place, and then free-motion-stitched all over the whole thing, to make sure it all stays down during the repeated washings I’m SURE it’ll have to endure.
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