Colors of Flags Challenge: The Reveal | 4th of July

Colors of Flags Challenge: The Reveal

Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed 4th of July 2017. A couple of months ago I launched this challenge with three awesome vloggers on YouTube. I am very excited to finally share my dress and outfit for the holiday. I decided to create two looks, I felt that it’s important to have many layers to look or theme. When I begin a project, a theme is created in my mind and I work out possible scenarios where I may wear a particular outfit. In the playground of my mind, I wondered off to a backyard barbecue and then to an evening parade.

The Backyard Barbecue

 I fell in love with stripes a few months ago and really wanted a simple statement piece to compliment my LAFinch fabric. This is a 4-way rayon spandex knit with ½ inch stripes and I also used their white fashion denim which is a blend of poly cotton spandex for my cropped trousers. Both fabrics was of great quality and I just adore the denim, I can’t wait to get my hands on more for some jeans shorts.

I used BurdaStyle Once Shoulder Top 107 from the 5/2017 issue. This fun cascading design is great for fabric with different gradient as it would create beautiful dimensions to your look. The construction was fast and the instructions straightforward. You would be very satisfied with this lovely addition to your wardrobe. My pants are also from the 5/2017 issue and the design in 102B. Everything about this trouser says relaxation and for the 4th of July that is exactly what I do J . This trouser has a graceful shape and contour waist band. The contour waistband is key when you are trying to avoid plumbers butt when stooping or bending over.

A Parade you say? Yes, I’ll be there.

And, I have the perfect dress, BurdaStyle 10/2014 101 B. The lines on this dress is fabulous, a bit tricky to get them connected sharply. However once that hurdle is overcomed, it’s not a complicated dress. This dress is not lined but my fabrics are mid-weight and can hold their own, once serged lining isn’t needed. The Navy is stretch rayon twill and the red is stretch cotton will, both are from Mood Fabric. When I decided to go with this pattern, I was worried, it may look to stuffy for me. But the more I looked at it, I could see it was silently tough and feminine. The design also accentuates the shoulders in a positive manner and the swing skirt is screaming spin ME. Knowing that I wanted to use this dress for other occasions as well, I opted to use two colors. Hence white was used as accents for my overall look.

I wanted to give my co-hosts and sponsors of the  challenge a big shout-out

Akram: Akrams Idea’s

Bianca: Vintage on Tap

Judith: Judith Dee

LA Finch Fabrics will give away a $50 Gift card + a tote bag.

Sewing and Design School will give away a $50 Gift card for their online courses.

Dressy Talk Patterns will give away a pattern to a lucky winner.

You have until July 7th to submit your outfit using #4thofjulyprouddressproject and #flagoftheworlddressproject 

Thank you all for being part of this awesome challenge!

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  1. July 5, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Burda’s contoured waistbands are great! Those curves are indeed helpful for the back fit. Both of these looks turned out beautifully, and your pictures showcase America well! The colorblocking on the dress is really cool!

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