I've been looking for a simple knee length cotton bridesmaid dress in calico floral fabric (with tiny repeating flowers). Calico fabric reminds me of the worn-in quilts that my dad's mother made decades ago- the ones my brother and I would lounge around with while watching TV. And my mom has always loved piecing together calico quilts by hand. The fabric just relaxes me, and it feels like home.
I found this great dress on ModCloth in the cut and colors I had in mind for the wedding. It seemed to be a perfect match! So I ordered one for the bridesmaids to get an idea of sizing. Well, bunk.
I got the dress in the mail, tried it on myself, and it is WAY too short. Some of the bridesmaids are taller than me too, and next to a long wedding dress it would seem even worse. It's a cute dress to wear out for ice cream, but it's just not right for a more formal event. Boo.
So it's back to the drawing board on this one. But all is not lost- I got a cute weekend dress for myself out of it (although I will probably still need to wear some shorts or leggings underneath), and I'm going to use this dress as a color pallet to work from as we are planning other details of the wedding.
And for your viewing & listening pleasure this Monday morning:
Juvenile's Back That Thang Up