It all started when these criss-crossing straps popped up on my Facebook feeds… I bought the Litore Pattern by Sofilantjes as soon as it was released (I’m a sucker for a release sale) and I then did with this pattern, what I do with seemingly every pattern I own – put it in my collection for that “one day” when I’m ready to sew it
The design of this dress is so pretty and so unique – I want to sew 500 of them (though this will be all she gets this Summer/Fall).
The dress was made from an XL (maybe larger) maxi dress I scored on the clearance rack from Target. I knew it was destined for an upcycle project but I just couldn’t figure out how to showcase this super busy print, so… On the (proverbial) shelf it sat… And sat… And sat… Until I almost decided to send it to the Goodwill – boy am I glad I didn’t do that!
The dress comes with several different skirt options, including the handkerchief hem (pictured here), and circle skirt hems, both with tunic options. There is also a high-low hem circle skirt too.
Little Diva – ain’t she?
I really wanted to make sure that I aligned the print well, and centered the bodice prints with the skirt – this took way longer than I would have liked, but it was well worth it!
Be still my beating heart – why – are those pockets she spots?!?!?
Despite the fleeting smile – she really does love this dress!
… And so do I!