My Least Favorite ESP (aka - Crazy Dog Lady Dress)

 Through no fault of the pattern, this is my least favorite of my ESP dresses.  And it has to do with an unfortunate photo I took of the finished dress at sew camp - sometimes you just can't un-see something. If you follow me on Instagram, it's likely you know what I'm talking about.  I'm not putting that photo on the internet again.
This was also my (very) late entry for the crazy dog lady sewing challenge.  I love that this dress is subtly dog themed and you have to really be paying attention to get it.
I've worn this dress twice to work now, and it's comfortable and easy to wear.  I love the fullness of the skirt and each time, I've paired it with my red cowboy boots, red belt and cardi and my Dudley tribute necklace.

Close up of the fabric - those are paw prints surrounded by bones and my Dudley tribute necklace.  This necklace was a gift from a friend when we lost Dudley, I had another friend, put it on a different chain, and you can't see them, but there are 3 rough cut rubies on the side of the chain to symbolize the 3 remaining dogs.  While we only have 2 dogs left, I feel all 4 of them when I wear this necklace.

Do you have a piece of jewelry that reminds you of a person, beloved pet or moment in time?


  1. Oh no, I'm so curious to see the photo! But it looks like you've deleted it? The dress looks lovely though as it is!

    It's no secret that I love secret-prints - the ones that look "normal" from far away but when you get close it's actually something else.

  2. I like this dress!...and those boots!!!!

  3. Sorry you don't like the dress but it's really cute and so you! Plus the truck shot is all that! Love it!

  4. Cute fabric and it goes well with red accessories. How is Miss Abigail? Tell her Morgan says hello.

  5. Awww...that necklace is amazing! What a great tribute!
    I love your dress and I love that you paired it with red cowboy boots too!

  6. I really like this dress..looks so pretty on you..The red accessories are perfect.Happy sewing.

  7. Very cute fabric. Love the dress.

  8. I have an awful time lately of getting my comments posted. They seem to get hung up and disappear. I like all of these dresses but this one's my favorite (probably the doggy references 😊 ) too bad you can't unsee the problem. Hope you're doing well.


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