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Girls' Trip: The Real Deal

Hey Loves!

This month I had the opportunity to create singe pieces for a few college friends.  One was my site mate and the other is my SAI sister.  These are friendships that haven't faded.   :)

Well, the same is very true for them and their LBG (Ladies of Black and Gold) sisters.   They do a girls' trip every year. They always do a photo shoot and have a good time.   I was commissioned by them to make their pieces for the shoot in Jamaica.   I'm glad to share these pieces with you.

Self drafted skirt & Simplicity 1100
They choose fabrics from TessWorldDesigns on Etsy.  The fabric arrived quickly and was good weight and opacity.  

I love these full maxi skirts because the design is simple but the right fabric will make it look absolutely amazing. I regret not adding pockets. If you're interested in making them, try this tutorial.

The dress is an old pattern from my stash.   I last made it about 2 years ago.   I ran across it while looking for something that for my suite mate's requirements: cute and cool - it's hot in Jamaica. I was initially looking at patterns with funky sleeves but sleeves are hot!  I saw Simplicity 1100 and realized it was a perfect match.   Her fabric had a vertical recurring print that I turned horizontal.   I love the result. If you'd like to see my review of this pattern, here's a link.

Here are a few more pics:


Doesn't this inspire you to wanna take a girls' trip?! I know I do! I'll take any trip right now.

Until next time, smooches!

DJ

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