Bon Voyage

retro vintage hawaiian dress
I’m a couple days away from my move to Wisconsin, so of course travel is on my mind. But also tropical prints. Lots and lots of tropical prints. While sorting through the endless bins of crafting and sewing scraps in my house, I found a decent amount of yardage of this very cute Hawaiian print fabric. And by decent, I mean enough to craft into a modern re-imagining of a retro sundress.

retro vintage hawaiian dress

I used New Look 6799 as my pattern, which was actually a very simple pattern to make (once you get past the darts. Darts are the worst).

retro vintage hawaiian dress

The fabric is a very soft cotton with bright tropical flowers printed with illustrated postcard shots of “Honolulu Hotel.”

retro vintage hawaiian dress

I chose to pair the dress with a black and white wide-brimmed sunhat from Forever 21, and purple suede heels from Guess that I originally bought to match my Winter Formals dress.

retro vintage hawaiian dress

I love how old-school and glamorous this dress feels, especially paired with these accessories and a bold red lip. I think we could all use a sprinkle more of glamour in our everyday lives.

retro vintage hawaiian dress




4 Comments on “Bon Voyage”

  1. So cute! I want one! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Great job!

  2. Nancy says:

    Ginny, this blog is the cutest. I’m going to stalk you by reading it all the time. Hope you’re having so much fun in Wisconsin!

  3. bowtiesandbaubles says:

    Thanks, Nancy! I’m actually really enjoying it – it’s a great small city with beautiful lakes and delicious food (aka cheese). If you’re ever near by you have to come visit.

  4. Ashley says:

    What a cute print!! And I freakin love the shots you got of it! I hope you had a safe trip and are liking your new home ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo Ashley

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