Yep, it’s another ESP dress! I’m a bit addicted to this pattern at the moment and as it’s super fast to make, I got inspired and made another!Georgina posted this photo on Instagram the other day from Emily and Fin and I just had to have one similar. In fact, I went out the next day and bought some cowboy fabric of my own…. Not a complete replica, but one in a colorway that would match a belt that was already planned and my favorite boots — so a win-win for me! Whilst looking at the Emily and Fin site, I noticed how easily many of those dresses could be replicated in similar fabrics. I always love sites that offer up so much inspiration! I have seen a fabric very similar to the one in the dress above. I’m not certain where though… or how long ago I saw it…. so I’m not really much help, am I?
This blue quilting cotton features southwestern saddle bronc riders in a rodeo/ranch scene reminiscent of the 1950’s/60’s. This fabric is from Joann’s and is one I’ve sewn with before, although not for garments. I knew it would be perfect paired with the 1960’s inspired ESP dress pattern.This ESP dress is put together in the same way as my first ESP dress. It’s unlined with facings on the neckline with a narrower skirt than suggested.
I took a break from the other projects I’m working on as I wanted some photos with the wildflowers before they’re gone. I took a long afternoon and sewed this dress so it could make it’s debut out in the pasture. I took these photos in bright morning sunlight and couldn’t get the light quite right during my photo shoot. I used some vintage filters so I didn’t look quite so strange, but it also lessened the appearance of the field of flowers. Fortunately, I also took other photos so you wouldn’t miss out on the splendor. 🙂
Yes, I did mention that I also made my belt! I’ve had this belt planned for a while, but had meant to wear it with a quite unfinished UFO blouse. I figured that this was a great time to put it together and finally wear it. I’ve been asked by several people about doing a tutorial for these belts. I did take photos during the belt-making process and will be sharing a concho belt tutorial shortly.
This belt has floral engraved copper conchos and a copper buckle on a vintage style western floral belt. This is the second concho belt that I’ve made and not my last. 🙂
I simply adore this dress. As you can tell, I can’t get enough of this pattern. It’s a great break from working on sewing projects that take more time to make. Cut and sew and ready-to-wear in a day!
- Dress: Decades Everyday ESP Dress in novelty quilting cotton, made by me
- Belt: Made by me
- Boots: Justin Bent Rail
- Jewelry: Vintage Navajo (Dine) and Southwestern contemporary
- Sunglasses: eBay