April 21, 2015

I am so excited by the positive response to the Southport Dress last week.  Thank you guys. I can’t wait to get started with the sewalong next week, but first I wanted to focus on some ready-to-wear inspiration.  I have made many, many versions of this dress over the last few months and I love that depending on what fabric I chose, the feel of the dress changed completely.

I love the ease of View A and the fact that it really is every day appropriate.  I think it’s easier to get away with bolder prints on the short version because it feels a little less crazy in it’s length. I am still on the lookout for the perfect jungle print like number 3 and a chambray that is lightweight enough to not be too bulky around the waist like number 5.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

View B definitely has a bit more drama with it’s long maxi length and front slit. I love the idea of finding the perfect eyelet or lace like number 2 for a beach coverup and have plans to do a little shibori dying like number 6. Although of all of the versions that I have made, I have to admit that the black rayon challis Southport that I made like number 4 is my most worn one.  I love it paired with my jean jacket and sandals.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

I hope that these ready to wear versions gave you some inspiration for future Southport Dresses.  I would love to hear what you have planned.

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  • Reply devra April 21, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    i see a shibori one in my future!!!!!!!!! and i love the chambray – not usually my style but it looks so sporty and chic…

    • Reply True Bias April 22, 2015 at 3:24 PM

      i know! I am all about chambray and shibori right now. maybe we need so more shibori dying next girls weekend?

  • Reply Heather April 21, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    I love all of these!!

  • Reply Ginger April 21, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    OK. I need like five of these STAT.

  • Reply Emma - Crafty Clyde April 22, 2015 at 1:43 AM

    they all look great! Love the tropical one… I have some purple ikat that needs a good use, maybe that! X

    • Reply True Bias April 23, 2015 at 9:09 AM

      i love ikat! also on the hunt for the perfect tropical print this season. still lookin.

  • Reply Trine April 22, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    In fact I’m thinking about doing a jersey, button less version 🙂

    • Reply True Bias April 23, 2015 at 9:09 AM

      ok, i can’t wait to see this!

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