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Happy Mother’s Day!

2011 May 8
by elizabeth_admin

I couldn’t wait to wear my dress today and to give my sister her Mother’s Day present.  We sent our mother some gorgeous flowers.


First up is my sister’s present.  I used this fabric necklace tutorial by Tilly and added my own touches.  I remembered I had some wooden beads in my stash and experimented with large and small beads, with and without knots in between until I found a pattern I liked.  Do you recognize the fabric?  It’s from 3 hour long “20 minute” skirt I made way back when.  I thought the colors in the print went well with the wooden beads.




I wore my third incarnation of M6069 in the Missoni-esque print.  Again, this pattern is a real winner.  This time I asked my sister to get a picture of the back pattern piece.  If you will recall, instead of using the drape back, I substituted the square neck front pattern as my back to make it more work-appropriate and easier to wear as it doesn’t slip off my shoulders at all.  I wonder if anyone would notice, if I wore all three versions next week, that they were all from the same dress pattern with no variation of the dress at all except the fabric.  Hmmm… sounds like an experiment to me!


I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  I sure did.  And Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom.  I love you Mom!

11 Responses leave one →
  1. May 8, 2011

    Happy Mothers Day. Lovely necklace and the dress looks great on you.

  2. May 8, 2011

    I love your variation on Tilly’s necklace. I made one recently (such fun), but now I think I need to try adding some wooden beads like you did.

    Your dress looks lovely too! I have that pattern somewhere around here…

  3. May 8, 2011

    That necklace is really cute. I agree the wood beads look great with the fabric.

    Happy Mothers Day to you!

  4. May 8, 2011

    happy mother’s day! 😉

    and i love this missoni print version- very swank! it’s so flattering & wearable.

  5. May 8, 2011

    I love experiments like wearing the same dress in different colors! Once I wore a red shirt every day for a week but no one noticed. Have fun with it.

    Lovely necklace—really nice combo of beads and fabric.

  6. AnnB permalink
    May 8, 2011

    The neckace is a really nice gift for your sis. I will admit to ordering this pattern after I saw your review. The drape back is not for me, but I had no intuitive way to remove it. Thanks so much for your reviews. I have 2 dresses 3 times each and at least 1 dress twice. It helps that I work with 5 mostly fashioned challenged men….

  7. May 9, 2011

    The pattern on your fabric works really well with the front neck drape. You look soooo high up! It makes me feel slightly dizzy to look at your photos as I’m a bit squeamish around heights. What a backdrop, though. Glad you had a good Mother’s Day.

  8. May 9, 2011

    Pretty lady. Pretty dress 🙂

  9. May 11, 2011

    It is hard to imagine that gorgeous fabric ever looking anything but amazing! Great choice, I’m guessing this will be one of your favourites this summer.

  10. May 16, 2011

    Oh wow, the necklace looks great! As does the dress. Great photo.

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