9.08.2019

Sewing In the Wild...YouTube, that is.

Self-drafted floral maxi dress with tie front

I am nothing if not stubborn. To wit: this dress was a self-drafted job, wrangled when I HAD TO HAVE some version of several tie-front dresses out in the summer Big 4 offerings. 

Self-drafted floral maxi dress with tie front

I am nothing if not impatient. To wit: I was not near a Joann's, and could not wait for shipping. 

 
I am also nothing if not FORGETFUL, cuz my sewsister Sonja picked up this pattern for me like WHO KNOWS HOW LONG AGO and I have yet to carve out a freaking hour to squeeze her, and take whatever number of envelopes I've gone scatterbrained on, off her hands!


So, if you'd like to make this dress, do have a search through McCall's summer dresses. There are several there that fit the bill. And though I'm pretty pleased with myself for drafting it on my own, I'll readily and happily admit, I love Big 4 patterns. Especially McCalls, Simplicity and Vogue. (Are they Big 5 now?)


As usual, my photographer was a bit more concerned with the composition than the details,  like the tie front and exposed lacy zipper...


...so you get a flat lay of Sewing Splendor in the Grass.  


(I'm pretty sure that's inappropriate speech.)


ALSO IT HAS POCKETS.


I made sure he got the pockets 😂

SOOOOOOO.....these were snapped at the end of filming a little ditty for our YouTube channel, a ditty which includes footage of me actually moving and twirling in the dress, with closeups, courtesy of Rob "Shoots-From-The-Ground" Harriell himself! YES! We have not forgotten our YouTube promise! Our first bonafide, made-from-scratch video is live TODAY. In it, I climb a tree fort, battle some small children, tell some stories, terrify you with my lack of manicure, and maybe teach someone out there how to slipstitch a hem.

I hope it brings a smile to your face as we close out one of our last summer weekends (I'm finding it exceedingly hard to type that).

Happy Sunday, Sewists!

6 comments:

  1. You are so cute! And that dress is fabulous!

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    1. 😊thankya! Now I need summer to hang around another month or so....

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  2. OMG! So gorgeous! (I really should get a thesaurus. I always use that word when I come over here.) I love love love those colors and the pattern is so cute.

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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!