Orange bloom fabric

My Summer Maxi Dress!

Thank you for all of your lovely comments on the Simplicity top. Doesn’t it feel great when you finish a project that’s been lingering around since forever? A huge weight has lifted off of me! LOL!

I finally found some fabric for the New Look 6774 Dress. It’s pretty bold, not my usual modus operandi. But I just need a change, and going bold seems appropriate for this summer.

Cotton print from Fabric for bodice and skirt.
Fabric for bodice trim and/or waistband and tie.

I have been working on my Kimberly Bag, but unfortunately, I won’t be able to finish it in time for the Pattern Review Make-Your-Own-Handbag Contest. Most of the purse is done. I just have to attach the bottom. I’ll probably wait to post pics when the bag is actually completed.

No, I haven’t forgotten about my SWAP. I’m just not going to sew it exclusively. I plan on sprinking some other projects in between just to keep things FRESH.

Concerning the SWAP, I want to whip up some “easy” sewing projects. They always make me feel so productive! LOL! The New Look 6470 top and the Vogue 1020 separates will be a good candidates. They’re already cut out, marked, and ready to sew.


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  1. LOL! I know you are glad!! I have the fabric to make that dress, but haven’t done it yet. Then today I was out and picked up a few of the new summer Simplicity patterns. They still aren’t on the website!

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