10.08.2020

Dress For the Day: All Temperature Cheer.

Dress For the Day: All Temperature Cheer.

It’s so beautiful outside this week, my maxi dresses have come back out to play. Mind you, they’re never really benched, they’re just confined to indoor costume changes during the colder months. But today. TODAY. WE WAX PRINT.

Dress For the Day: All Temperature Cheer.

BOOTY SHOT, TIMES TWO.

This is one of three prints picked out by MomNDadInc for my birthday prize, from House of Mami Wata. And it is the print I never knew I wanted! Lookit these beautifully saturated cool tones! Apparently, my parents know the technicolor gaps that need filling in my closet, and they know how to pick the hue that will FIT, cuz when I held this up to my face (and Rob’s, to be honest)...fireworks. Under-the-sea, blue and purple fireworks.  

Dress For the Day: All Temperature Cheer.

If I hadn’t made this bodice two times before, I would have been shaking cutting into this print. Why yes, yes, I am fearless (dare I say, caution-less?) when diving into yardage, but it’s very different when it’s a gift. Especially a parental gift. You want to do them proud, y’know? You can’t just shove a UFO in a pile to be fixed at a later date--not when the people who gave you fabric also GAVE YOU LIFE!!!

Dress For the Day: All Temperature Cheer.

Yes, it IS still an all caps situation around here, and no, we did NOT consider that a creature was showing ALL OF ITS ASS in most of these shots WHY DO YOU ASK

With the bodice fit secure and my hands steady, I added a couple tweaks, to give it a different feel from my previous versions (here and here).

Dress For the Day: All Temperature Cheer.

I get a lot, and I mean A LOT, of inspiration from Instagram. Let me clarify, I get a lot of inspiration from our fellow sewists on Instagram. Then IG tries to tempt me with poorly made Amazon fast fashion. I’M NOT BITING, INSTAGRAM.

Dress For the Day: All Temperature Cheer.

But I’m completely biting on two sewists here: @keechiibstyle and @kateevadesigns. These supersewists having me throwing hearts down on the regular. There's Kate Eva on the gathers, and Marcia on the drop shoulder! 

And the pom poms are me. BECAUSE POM POMS. 

Finishing it off with a half circle skirt and a small gathered tier was all she wrote out of this yardage. I have enough left for maaaaybe a mask. But I might start saving up my wax print scraps again for a quilt...

Don't gimmie that look. I COULD QUILT. In 2020, anything’s possible...

28 comments:

  1. This is a pageful of joy! Thank you. :-)

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  2. The dress is fabulous, but those pom-poms make it next level!! And you can't go wrong with a purple and turquoise color palette, in my opinion.

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  3. Oona,

    Did those shoes get new heels? They look to be your thrift store score reincarnate.

    The fabric, the frock, and all the fun you had posing - redeems the summer of 2020.

    The previous commentator summarized those pom-poms perfectly - "next level" indeed.

    Your parents have great taste in fabric.

    Sign me,
    One of your ardent fans

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    1. Good eye....sadly, they’re just a replacement! But I’m no less in love with leopard!
      ❤️❤️❤️

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  4. Love it. The colours are stunning.

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  5. now this I could get behind, the pallet is perfection and this print is just the perfect size. I love the dress and you Marcy

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  6. Seeing you, rocking all your beautiful, full-of-happy-color creations makes me smile every single time! You are such an inspiration and you have introduced me to the wonders of African wax prints! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Ooooooo I am ALWAYS glad to pull someone into the wax print fold!

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  7. stunning and playful with pomp pom, vivid colors and all!

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  8. LOVE THIS DRESS!!! And, you look FAB IN IT!!! Thank you for making me smile. :-) You are encouraging me to get back into sewing AND to pursue my love of COLOR AND PRINT! No neutrals for me!!!

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    1. YESSSSSS! I hope you’re diving into some handmade color!

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  9. Marcy, omg this dress just gave new meaning to life! The parents were 1000% spot on with this GORGEOUSNESS.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜well THANKYA! They do have an excellent eye, don’t they....

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  10. All of the maxis you've been making lately remind me of you flying around NYC with big hair and full dresses! This is a lovely one too!

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    1. Oh man, you know I’ve almost forgotten how fast I used to hoof it down those crowded streets?! I mean, what was THAT like....

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  11. Divine. The flounce is inspired, it gives the skirt such body. Loving it. Gosh the idea of a wax fabric quilt is AMazE. Crazy quilting even better!!!

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    1. Yes, that flounce really does add something. I used to be against them! No idea why.

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  12. Stunning - I love all your wax print dresses. and thanks for the links to new peeps to follow - always need more inspiration!

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    1. Ooo and those are some GOOD follows ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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  13. I can't tell you how much I LOVE this fabric. It is absolutely gorgeous. A perfect choice for this dress and the heels set it off perfectly. You look fab-u-lous x

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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!