Saturday, March 2, 2013

Inspired from Mexico -- The Mexico Wrap

*Update -- this has sold!!!  So sad to see it go, BUT it's staying in my neighborhood! Can't wait to see it on the pretty little girl!

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 . . . 

She's reversible!!!

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

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  I originally made this for a size 2, but it somehow fits both my daughter and Iz, who are definitely size 4's.  I really, really want to make more because it's sooo beautiful.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!!


  1. Oh my goodness, REALLY REALLY "LUB" this and assume it's already taken and can't afford it right now, but WOW you are TALENTED.

    1. Thanks! Not taken yet-- if I don't sell it in the next few days, maybe we could work on a payment plan :)