Things are getting crazy here in America as everyone seems to have World Cup Fever. Even I who rarely watches any sports, unless I'm forced to, must admit to at least listening to the game. The city of Chicago will be opening Soldier Field tomorrow and hosting a huge party with giant screens so that all can watch and hopefully cheer America on to a win. We will also celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, so this is truly a red, white and blue week! In the spirit of this week, I did a little looking around for some interesting and fun red, white, and blue inspiration.
This is the dress that got me started. It's a vintage dress, but I love the idea of making a halter dress with a detachable collar. Fun!
And I thought that this was a cute idea. Grab some bangles from the thrift store and wrap yarn around them.
I rather like this space age vintage dress :)
Such a pretty and sophisticated combination.
I like the use of the paler blue rather than the typical dark blue and the clear sandals.
Are you a baseball fan? How about painting a stitching line on the pockets?!! I like the red piping that runs down the side seam too.
A vintage trench from the 1970's.
Not a traditional red, white and blue, but I thought it was rather fun regardless.I keep posting potential painting projects, I think I need to get out my paints!
I loved this feminine long, flared jacket over the pleated skirt.
This past week,Maria Jose did a post on tie dye. You must see what she did! There are links to how-to videos in her post. I really like what she did. Then I saw this skirt and decided, that's it, I really have to do this. Maybe this will finally take care of my painting bug!!
Some fun with stripes. The sleeve is just a long rectangle that has been gathered and sewn around the armhole. Doesn't get any easier than that!
Another vintage dress. I would not add the stripe to the tie, but I really like it around the bottom of the skirt.
And finally, a cute dress posted by Maria Jose. Check out those shoes!!!! You can see the entire post here.
Whether you're patriotic or not,a little red, white and blue can be lots of fun to wear!
Have a wonderful week!