White sand . . . bright blue water . . . pink and orange fragrant blooms . . .
. . . and a margarita and a book and a cabana . . . aaaaahhh . . .
And you want to know what I couldn't get out of my mind? The next three outfits I will release. And here's the first:
The Mexican Wrap outfit. We could call it a burrito I suppose . . . but it's much too pretty.
With colors so bright I need to grab my shades . . . and a book and a margarita . . .
Chicago has been covered in snow for what seems like forever, so I was able to prolong my Mexico trip by having my hands all over this bright fabric. It screams hurry up summer!!
And the big blue flower . . . I don't even know how I made it, but my goodness I love it . . .
And a big ole bow to go with that big flower. Isn't she lovely?
A side view of the pants with just enough ruffle.
Oh, wait. What's that? You mean I can even wear the bow in the front??
Izzie says this is her favorite way.
Hold on . . . now get a load of this . . .
This had Izzie dancing.
And the bow can even go in front once again.
Cute little wrap in the back.
And another view of that beautiful headband. Oooh, I need to jump in some water this blue.
So I have some good news and some bad news. THIS Mexico wrap dress is a size 4, and it's up for grabs, BUT you must follow the rules --
I will take the first order that is E-MAILED TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not text me or message me via FB. I want this to be fair.
She is a SIZE 4 (fits my daughter perfectly who wears a 4 in Gap, Old Navy, Crewcuts, Mini Boden, Matilda Jane, everything!). Leggings are a little loose on Izzie because she's a skinny little thing :)). The top (which can also be a dress), the blue knit leggings, and the gorgeous headband. All 3 items for $65 plus $4 shipping if you don't live in Chi-town.
And the bad news is that this is the only one I will make. At least for now.
Miss Mexico Wrap Dress and I had a serious knock-down, drag-out that caused much cussing and seam-ripping and insanity that I don't have the patience for at this moment. Although I dreamed her up in a cabana near Cancun, I found a similar pattern to help me with sizing . . . and that pattern really, well, it sucked. I originally made this for a size 2, but it somehow fits both my daughter and Iz, who are definitely size 4's. I really, really want to make more because it's sooo beautiful. But now is not the time.
Also, I recently realized that that bright lime and white fabric is completely gone. It has vanished from the face of the internet and I probably hold the last of its kind in my Mexico line. I have cried many tears at several 5:00 AM Google searches that have resulted in finding nothing of this preppy fabric that I swear Lilly Pulitzer herself would drool over. It's called Lanterns in Lime if you have some time to kill on a search engine. Knock yourself out, and I may reward you with a wrap dress if you uncover a hidden stash in Martha's Vineyard.
But for some more good news, I have two more outfits that are in the same bright, beautiful fabrics coming up very soon. One will be a one-of-a-kind, and the other (which is probably my fave) will be up for orders!! Yippee!!