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Sunshine! Is it spring dress weather yet?

We have been very lucky in Portland, OR to have beeeeeautiful sunshine and clear blue skies this past week.  Here's a view from the back balcony:
What lovely weather!
I'm terribly sorry to hear some of you on the other side of the map are covered in snow.  I get really antsy this time of year (well, January until June) because the holidays are over and there's not much to look forward to until July when it's warm out.
This is actually pretty typical February Oregon weather, now that I think about it... it's only 60 degrees or so but I remember girls laying out on the lawn at my University of Oregon dorm a few years ago this time of year.  It's just a phase; it will be grey and rainy next month, and the month after... but for now, I am enjoying it!
I have been wearing flip flops, gym shorts (shorts! from the car to the gym), and sunglasses!!
This sunshine makes me want to get into my summer dress routine.  Isn't it fun to only be wearing one garment, but be fully dresses?
Here are some inspirational images I've been thinking about.
ModCloth
ModCloth
ModCloth
Holly Stalder
ModCloth
Anthropologie
Anthropologie

I think I will get to sewing today and make something pretty and springy!  I may only be able to wear it this week and again in June, but hey!
What's inspiring you this weekend?  What kind of weather are you looking at?

11 comments

  1. I have that last plaid dress! It's tricky to not look like a farmgirl and/or 5 year old in it, though. Haha!

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  2. It's been really nice over here in Bend OR as well! I've pulled out some of my spring things. I'm tyring not to get to excited though, we will still get some snow!=P

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  3. I'm pretty sure it's the end of the world; here in Maine the sun is shining and it's been consistently above 32 degrees (not sixty, I know, but above freezing might as well be 60 for us!) We haven't had snow in ages; meanwhile my uncle in New Jersey got 2 feet last week. Last year we had a 90 degree day at the end of April, so I'm feeling confident that there is going to be some devastating climate change in the next week or so... :P
    It's going to be quite a while before it's actually time to wear summer dresses, and I'm fighting the urge to make some despite the sunshine.

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  4. I look forward to seeing what you make. I am covered in snow here in Pittsburgh and getting some inspiration from the icicles coming from the buildings and thinking about getting my beads out and making an icicle inspired necklace.

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  5. I am loving this amazing weather!! We're headed to the beach tomorrow - it's supposed to be 60 in Lincoln City!!!!!

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  6. Oh those dresses are so cute!

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  7. stunning - I love all those ideas for dresses and wouldn't even know how to pick which one to make if I could sew :-p
    I love the sunny weather too - only where I live we should be in shorts for good in another month or two!

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  8. Anonymous2/21/2010

    I love the yellow ruffled dress! I SO wish it were spring. I keep telling myself it can't be too much longer. :-)

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  9. I am wishing for a fabulous pattern for any one of those fabulous dresses. Sew inspiring.

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  10. Do you have the link for the 2nd dress from Modcloth in the gorgeous grey? I would love to buy it!! Thanks!

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  11. Hi Christina,
    I think it's gone! I do feel like I saw it for sale on Ruche... but I just checked, and it's gone too. Guess they sold out!
    It's funny, I actually just got the lace yesterday to do a replica of it for myself. It is SUPER cute! I will post when I finish it. Sorry I'm not more help!

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