I was born & raised on the Canadian prairies and no matter where I am in the world those restful meadows remain with me…
Here’s how to create your own pretty salute to those gorgeous grasslands with a couple of bits from Grandma’s farmhouse cupboard…
let’s get making…
snag a knee-length dress from your stash
pinch a large doily & sheer bistro curtain from Grandma’s cupboard (or simply buy from a charity shop) *don’tcha just love the wooded park scene on my curtain?
fold the doily in half over the front & back of the neckline of your dress & pin in place
*I kept mine longer in the back
stitch the doily on directly under the neckline/collar of your dress
sew the bottom of the doily to the dress as well
chop out the middle of the doily as close to the neckline seam as possible to re-create the head opening
oh-so-carefully cut out the dress fabric behind the doily
zig zag over the doily edges for extra strength (this also secures any missed/accidentally chopped bits)
grab that bistro curtain, cut to your desired added-length-at-the-bottom-of-the-dress size & sew into a tube
pop it over the bottom of your dress with right sides facing
zig zag over the outside seam for security
and fall in love with your romantically pretty prairie dress!
perfect with a pair of two-steppin’ cowboy boots
lovin’ that peek-a-boo lace neckline & sheer skirt bottom!