10.09.2017

Good Morning Monday


Aaaaaaanyhoo! This is a dress I made! FROM SUPER LONG AGO, LIKE SPRINGTIME LONG AGO! 


I was reminded today that I forgot to share it with you here, when Pattern Review announced the talented sewists moving through to the final round of the PR Sewing Bee... a round in which I'm the guest judge. (Yes, I'm surprised too.) But it's gonna be fun! I'm gonna be on those entries like white on rice! There are some stitches being THROWN DOWN MAN. Did you see the sleeves round?!


I was also surprised to be asked to speak at a PR weekend on an illustrious panel, last spring, to which I wore this very dress. Hence the lightbulb moment regarding the  MIA posting of this 6 yards of Ankara.


This is probably what I looked like for most of that highly entertaining day: pointing at seams on my dress. Hey guys, this pattern has really awesome godets that you totally can't see in this crazyface wax print lemme just point em out for you!



You'd see them better if I'd carried my contrast piping down into the skirt, but that's a loooooottta piping, as I maxi-fied this pattern (Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity 1802, plus a self drafted princess seamed bodice).


I might don it again tonight, for a reunion concert I'm about to jet to rehearse for. Anyone remember Lennon on Broadway? Yep, one night only at 54 Below. It sold out before we could even tell people where to get tickets! YIKES! 

Well, that's all for the moment, nice to have a short and sweet post once in awhile, 'innit? Be well, hope you're twirling on this Monday.

16 comments:

  1. Ooooh...those gold peace symbols in hearts are so cute. Have a super time tonight!

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  2. Ditto Sue. Great fabric, print, dress, YOU!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous and really shows off your amazing talent!

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  4. Your dress is gorgeous, Marcy. Thanks for the smile this morning!

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  5. Beautiful! I love the colors and the print and the big swirly skirt.

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  6. Gosh,you make me smile every time I see your posts. Thank you for being you! And thank you for being creatively inspirational!

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  7. Gorgeous! Glad this came up in my Google feed today. Keep twirling grl!

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  8. Love, Love, LOVE this dress. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. You always looks so beautiful!! The things you make are stunning and truly inspiring! I only recently found your blog and i love it! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, makes and smile!

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  10. I love the colours of your dresses and your elegant style....beautiful long dresses!
    I'm in Canada and we are going into 'winter mode....lots of black...hardly any colour anywhere. Sad. So looking at your clothes makes me feel like spring. Where do you find those prints? You must send me some! LOL.

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  11. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ thanks y'all!

    @anonymous, this print was from Mood online. And I hear you on the black, NY is in it 24/7!

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  12. Love this dress!

    Do you have any tips for how to approach laying out pattern pieces on Ankara fabric to get the most out of the print? I have a self drafted calico dress pattern with a princess bodice and a stash of Ankara but I am trying to visualise how to lay pieces out to get interesting lines that work with the print. You have such a flair for it, any tips?

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!