Add a touch of magic, lemons, fabric, and pie and what do you get? The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie Book Dress! This book is also my September Book Club pick. I immediately loved the cover and then, after I read the story, I loved the book even more. Lolly is such a strong character and the way the magical realism is incorporated throughout the book is one of the best I’ve read. I reached out and told Jacqueline to give it a read because it was so cute. She did and loved it too. We decided to move forward and collab on a book dress.
Jacqueline said, “For the design, this was a dress that would look too busy if I tried to capture every detail on the cover.
The kitchen tools, the flowers, the lemons, the pie, the text, etc. What works on a book cover doesn’t always work on a dress. So, I focused on the beautiful color contrast of the bright yellow lemons against the purplish-blue background, using a crisp cotton for a strong silhouette. I played up the retro shape in the bustline and halter details, as the book has a light nostalgic feel.
While our heroine only gets three lemon drops, I went to town with the lemons, appliquéd in little groups until a band circled the entire skirt, giving the dress a cheerful, robust feel that reflects the scale of the ‘big feels’ within the story. The bows bring in the title, but the dress was a little too simple with only the bows and the lemons, and failed to reflect how much is happening with the cover illustrations, so I added the apron, well-suited for rolling out a pie crust . . . . . . A dress that might take its wearer back in time, but also help her move forward, whatever that means to her.”
For The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie Book Dress photoshoot, I wanted to bring out the magic of the book and the magic of the dress. The location I chose had a whimsical feel to highlight those elements. I also brought props: a lemon pie and lemons. I found all of my accessories on Amazon.
The lemon-colored shoes remind me of a pair of Converses. But these I found on Amazon for $17.99 and they fit true to size. The lemon bracelet is from Amazon, as well. It came with a headband (not pictured) and the set was $27. They are both accessories I can wear even when I’m not rocking this Lemon Drop Book Dress!
What do you think of the Magic of Lemon Drop Book Dress? Drop a comment below and let me know.
SHCRTK Women’s Sneakers
The canvas shoes have a rubber shoes and fit true to size. They are UV resistant and are comfortable to wear with a pair of jeans or a dress.
There is a chart that you can use to ensure you get the right size for your foot.
Buy these Shoes: Amazon