Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Who Doesn't Like Unicorns?

When I was younger, I use to believe that unicorns were real. When I would come across a horse, I was always on the lookout for a horn. I wanted so badly for them to be real. Wouldn't that be awesome? Like Rainbow Bright's unicorn, Starlight...okay, why do I even remember his name? 

So when I saw this unicorn printed fabric, I knew I had to make something cute from it- this dress! I love it so much...except that it did end up being a little crooked on the back waist. But I can hid that with a belt....and if you look closely, the top is a little lumpy because I think I messed up sewing the lining in ....oh, and the top back of the dress is also a little crooked so I have to make sure to leave my hair down...but I still love it!

I wore this dress all day last Saturday. At night,  Tad and I went to the the movie so I threw on a pair of tights and a bright cardigan since I always get cold in the theaters (I also switched into glasses so I can see the screen a little better). I think this dress is going to transition nicely into the fall by adding a cute coat, tights, and boots!

Outfit Details:
Dress- made by me! (Kwik Sew pattern 3521)
Bag- B. Makowski
Cardigan- J. Crew
Headband- Anthropologie
Belt- Anthropologie

I'm thinking of making dress in this cute mushroom print fabric that I found...I'll make sure I do a better job lining the dress and sewing this time!

Do you have a pretty dress that doesn't fit too well but you still love it so much that you try to hid its imperfections?

(btw, Tad took these photos- isn't the bright pink wall awesome? He's the best...but he does ask one thing in return and that's to give him credit when it's due. Fair enough. Thanks babe!)


elsie said...

Love your headband! So adorable! Thank you for such a sweet sweet comment.
xo, Elsie

vintageglammz said...

I have a heart print dress that no longer fits (i can't zip it up anymore), but I still love it and tried to hide the fact that I can't do the zip by throwing a jacket on top :-)
The pink wall makes the perfect backdrop for your outfit. Oh gosh, i love that headband!

nesha said...

that dress is beyond cute! i love the colours and that ditsy pattern!

soanthro said...

This is too adorable and what a great wall you found to photograph against!!

DiamondsandTulle said...

omg - I thought I was the only one who really actually believed in Unicorns growing up! That is one super cute and lovely dress! Awesome job making and styling it!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com