The Green Pineapple Dress

IMG_1354editNot only is this the green pineapple dress, but also it is my most favorite homemade dress yet!  I had the pattern for a while before finally giving it a try back in October with this dress.  In the mean time, my green pineapple material has just been hanging in the closet waiting to be turned into something wearable.  I finally got up the nerve to cut into it this last weekend.  Having made the dress already was a big help, but my first choice of material was much easier to work with being that it was cotton and not rayon, which is what this material is.

I made a few mistakes making this one, and I had to take apart the white band a few too many times, but the mistakes I did make weren’t enough to ruin the dress.  I did much better with the invisible zipper this time around and I used all of the interfacing that was called for.  This dress isn’t lined, and isn’t supposed to be, which is great because I don’t really like lining dressesI just might size down on the next one I make because I had to cut a lot of material off of this one too when I pulled it all together to install the zipper.  All that aside, I still love this dress!

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Pineapple Dress 2

Pineapple Dress 3Dress – New Look 6048 || Sweater – Aeropostale || Shoes – Doc Martens

Although, this dress doesn’t count for any particular month, just an added bonus, it was what I really wanted to do for October, but when the practice dress came out so well, I just stopped while I was ahead.  I had had my eye on this fabric all summer long, and I am so happy I finally decided to get it.  There were two choices, this and red, I am more of a green girl myself but I did contemplate the red for a few seconds.  I guess I am still drawn to Walmart’s material department, because this was yet another dress that came from their fabric section.  I just can’t help making the rounds every time I go, and it is much easier to browse than a regular fabric store, there are just too many choices at Joanne’s!

Speaking of fabric stores, I just recently came across fabric.com, and I may never go to a real fabric store again.  I have maybe 30+ yards of wishlist fabric, just sitting on a design wall.  And the prices are great!  That is where I am ordering my backing for my almost-ready-to-quilt, quilt.  And I think I will probably throw in a few yards of something else.  I am so happy to have gotten back into sewing.  And it makes it all the better when the projects get done and are wearable.  I have impressed myself!  Now, I am ready to get started on December’s dress, I have one in mind, finally.

What do you think?  Are you a fan of novelty prints?  How about summer dresses worn year round?  I know this dress is not fall appropriate, but the weather we’ve had lately hasn’t been either.  Wearing this dress, I feel like I just need a tropical drink of some sort and I’ll be all set.  A beach might also be nice.  😉

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23 thoughts on “The Green Pineapple Dress

  1. I live in novelty prints and spend a small fortune on them… if I only I was talented enough to MAKE my dresses… I’d be ahead of the game, for sure!! LOVE this one on you!! You did great! thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion! ♥

    1. I love them too, and, yes, they aren’t cheap! I am also finding that some of the make-it-yourself varieties end up costing a pretty good amount of money too, if you are willing to splurge on the good material, and especially when a full skirt is involved. 😉
      I am loving the link up, glad to have come across it. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Thank you! I definitely plan on wearing it a lot! I have another white sweater to wear with it, so I will be warm in my summer dress even if it is the middle of winter. 😉

  2. What a beautiful dress, and it looks so pretty on you! And I love that it hits your knee – that’s the only way I can wear a dress to work and I can never find dresses that hit the knee. 😦 Wish I knew how to sew!

    1. I was really happy with the length of this dress, for once I didn’t have to do any adjustments to the hem. And I am with you, knee length dresses are sometimes hard to find.

  3. LOVE that fabric!! and the dress is pretty darn amazing!! Also, if you want another great place to buy fabric online, check out connectingthreads.com

    1. Thanks so much for your comment and your suggestion. I forgot about connectingthreads.com, and my friend has even told me about it before. I may have to go have a look now, since the quilt material I wanted from the other site sold out just before I purchased my cart.

  4. What a great dress! I love to wear my dresses in the wintertime. I just throw on a long sleeved tshirt underneath most of the time. And then a sweater overtop.

    1. I have a pretty good sized selection of undershirts and sweaters, plus they just make the outfit even more comfortable! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post.

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