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New dress and measuring cups! It was a banner day.
I'm afraid your introduction to the July Dress will have to be short and sweet.  Much like the dress itself.  

The Wedding is just shy of two weeks away and, not surprisingly, most of my attention has been put toward a dress for that occasion.  However, I did manage to kick out a simple little number (made of fabric I had lying around) for a shower my mom threw for me in California.  

The top is a white cotton with tiny red and green tulips. The bodice has a seam down the middle, so I lined it up so the tulips are vertical from the center seam.  I thought that was a nice touch.

The gathered skirt (with pockets, thank you very much) is leftover fabric from the Annie Dress (May 2009).  I added some thick grosgrain ribbon at the waist to give the appearance of a waistband. All in all, pretty cute.  

Because of the recent time constraints, I have been working mostly with sewing patterns.  This one is Simplicity 1803, which I just might revisit at some point.

Onward to August.  Lots of changes ahead!
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My mom, dad, and me in the old hometown.