Hey, guysssss!!!! So I've been pretty busy travelling and running and what not in the past weeks. But I made time to sew up this totally awesome dress specifically for travel. I've worn it more times then I want to confess since I made it a couple weeks ago. I used McCall's 6713. It is a really simple little dress that had a lined bodice. Even though I blogged about this dress for Fabric Mart this month, I actually bought this fabric on my own (I was travelling so much that I had no time to make an extra thing for them to blog about, so I just went ahead and shared a project I was already sewing on my own.) Anyhow... I made this super cute dress then went to the zoo to take pics.
I didn't have enough material so I excluded the flappity bit on the front side there. On the pattern there is a seam on the back center of the skirt and where that flounce is... I removed those seams. And, yeah, I did not add shoulder pads... that would have been just weird looking.
I used an ITY, a fabric I generally shy away from because it's just a poly fabric and has the reputation of being uncomfortable in warmer weather. I had no problems with it all the times I've worn it so far. Like I said, I made it for travelling. If you look online to search for "travel clothes" it's really common to find these sort of dresses made of a poly/spandex just like this. If you want more details on my sizing, alterations and all that jazz , just got to the post I wrote for Fabric Mart... I'm not going to re-type it all, I'm lazy and tired because I've been gardening all day planting pumpkins and sunflowers and what not.
|I ran a 1/2 marathon people!|
So this is what's been keeping me busy. Traveling from Niagara Falls, NY to the mountains of North Georgia, visiting family & friends, running a half marathon in Buffalo and doing some awesome vacation stuff like going underground into a cave and driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Let me tell you, I've been on a few bits of the Blue Ridge Parkway before, the section that takes you to Mt. Mitchell is mind blowingly amazing, people! North Carolina... freakin awesome. My camera battery died I reached the summit so I didn't get any of the money shots past the the obligatory standing next to the sign photo. P.S. I made my whole half marathon running outfit with some custom printed fabric... I gotta blog about that already!! P.P.S. What?! I totally completed a half marathon and was smiling as I ran across the finish line!!
|Greeting from Niagara Falls, NY!|
|Greetings from the place with the freshest air I ever breathed in my life!|