Havana Stripe Knit Dress- Greece Travel Wardrobe

Today I have the best photos to share! My sister hired the most wonderful photographers- Bonnie & Jonathon of Burton Photography -to photograph our family while we were on vacation in Greece. After the family photoshoot at the house they scouted the most amazing location, just outside Lindos, to photograph my sister’s family and bonus- I got a little mini photoshoot as well in my handmade dress!

I just adore this dress. It’s a simple self-drafted design of my self lined tank top attached to a simple rectangular skirt to form this amazing drape. This fabric from Amour Vert is soft and oh so lovely. I just had to be super careful getting it caught in the briars on this hill! It was dancing away from me in the wind!


All the Details:

Stonemountain & Daughter

Amour Vert – Modal Jersey – Havana Stripe

This deadstock modal/spandex knit is buttery soft  – perfect for tops, dresses, skirts, leggings, and more. This fabric is deadstock from local brand Amour Vert.

Wondering what “deadstock” means? Deadstock fabrics are left over from garment factories and textile mills. Instead of ending up in a landfill, this fabric comes to us! It can be a more sustainable option than newly manufactured fabrics and it’s a great way to get interesting garment fabrics (sometimes even designer pieces!).

Content: 96% modal / 4% spandex
Width: 64″
Stretch Percentage: 70% crossgrain / 40% along the grain
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Hang dry.


“The light of Greece opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, expanded my whole being.”

Henry Miller

This dress is so comfortable….basically secret pj’s! Plus I love this silhouette. The tank arms are a bit cut in and I did a pretty good job matching up my stripes for such a quick make! I made this right before we left. I made a white silk dress with a bow detail for the family photoshoot ( that is really lovely) but I like the modern simplicity of this one a bit more. It feels more me- chic but comfy.

We also took some lovely sister photos! My sister, Megan, is an amazingly talented photographer, teacher and mentor. She inspires me every day! We’re just 3 years apart and I feel like we’re closer now- and have more in common- than we did as children. What a beautiful moment and memory to capture! Next time we need some shots of the two of us and our daughters!

What I was most proud of from this photoshoot though was that I was able to hike this mountain! And in platform Birkenstocks no less! I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to hike again after breaking my ankle but this was really the boost of confidence I needed. So excited to get back to walking and hiking. Next goal- getting back to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) and mastering the headstand! You’ve got to have goals!

Back soon with more new makes. Until next time, Happy Sewing!

2 Comments

  1. Sanni

    Thank you for sharing; those photos are stupendous! They show off you in the prime of your life; your design and sewing skills which are an important side of you; and Greece in all its glory. Your kids and grandkids will love having these evocative portraits of you and your sister. How wise of her to organize a photo shoot to capture this important family trip.

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