Outfit 9.02.13: Labor Day White


Gold and Rhinestone Watch: DailyLook. Owl and Leaves Epoxy Clay Gold-Leaf Necklace: DIY (tutorial here). Dress: Paul & Joe Sister (a recent Gilt purchase). Bracelets: DIY Spike-End Bangle with rhinestones (tutorial here), vintage, Druzy bracelet from Michael’s. Tropical Palm-Print Structured Zippered Clutch: DIY (tutorial coming soon!). Wrap Espadrille Sandals: Old Navy (old).

outfit9.02.13_cu1I wrote yesterday that I spent most of Labor Day helicoptering over my son to get his Summer homework done, so there was no fun family barbecue or get-together for us. Technically, this is what I’m wearing today: on the last day of Summer vacation for Lil Tot (he is back to school Wednesday). And yes, this is what I would have worn on Labor Day had there been something other than homework on the schedule. (more…)

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DIY Memorial Day and Labor Day Dress Made from a Sheet – Finally, the Pattern!

Awhile ago I posted some photos of a dress I made for my Labor Day Party – which was nothing more than a sheet cut apart and sewn together artfully to make a finished dress.

I made it from a light chambray-colored sheet I found at my local Goodwill, cutting it apart in a way to utilize the finished hems. 

It’s breezy, nautical, and chic – a perfect way to end the Summer…or commemorate the START of Summer on Memorial Day!

So what I made it for Labor Day…I think it works equally well as a breezy dress no matter what the day – so I’m wearing it for my Memorial Day barbecue too!

Download the DIY Labor Day Cascading Ruffles Bedsheet Dress Pattern (354 KB)

Whether it’s Labor Day, Memorial Day, or any other day, this pretty dress with cascading ruffles can be customized to any style depending on your sheet and your use of trims; mine is a chambray sheet with striped grosgrain ribbon trim and rope ties; you could also do a white sheet with lacy trim and satin ties for a completely different look!

Any questions on the pattern/instructions – let me know! I’m happy to help:-)

Happy DIY’ing!


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