The “Hoedown” Dress | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: 3.5 yards of bandana print fabric (fabric.com – $8.48 a yard)
Pattern: Lonsdale dress – Sewaholic Patterns
Year: c. 2011
Notions: vintage 16" zipper from stash
Time to complete: about 3 hours
First worn: July 2011
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: ~$30
In Houston, everyday is western day – wheather or not people want it to be. Even though it's the 4th largest city in the US (Fast Company named us City of the Year!), it is not unusual to see someone in a 10-gallon hat, a pair of cowboy boots or someone on a horse. One day a year all three of these things happen at once in celebration of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
When I heard that this week's challenge was making a western outfit, I knew exactly what item was missing from my wardrobe: a dress for this year's Ho Ho Hoedown. What the heck is that, you may ask? It's my parent's yearly cowboy-themed Christmas party!
This simple pattern by Sewaholic took a little less than 3 hours to complete. I love the knotted neckline and the A-line skirt! It was very, very easy to put together with no tricks or hard steps to fool with – thank goodness! After last week, I needed an easy win.
I can't wait to rock around the Christmas tree in this dress and my blue boots – is it December yet?
Bonus: Where on Earth am I? Cedar Creek in Houston, Texas
on a 110 degree F (43 degree C) day – yowza!