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Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Maxi Skirt

Everyone knows that the maxi-shirt is all the rage for summer. I, personally, love the long, flowing A-line look and flattering fit. I used Butterick Pattern 3133, shown above.

This was a super-simple, quick pattern to throw together. Simple elastic waist, clean lines, basic hem.

I used a blue checked double stretch knit. The stretch of the fabric presented the usual challenges, but it was otherwise a 2 hour project from start to finish, including cutting and pinning.

All finished, matched with a pretty, yellow polo shirt and flip flops.

There's nothing like a flowing summer skirt.

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VARF Dress

This is the lovely dress that I made for VARF...

It is Simplicity pattern 9891. I chose a royal purple with a gray-blue chiffon for the trim and sleeves. The chiffon can be more than a little difficult to work with, so french seams are always best.

This is me checking the dress for fit.

With a freaky light from my eyes...LOL.

Here it is completely accessorized with the fan, basket, straw hat, and coined scarf to match.
It was soooooooo incredibly hot. Here are a few more photos from the faire, just because:

Overall, it was much fun, and there were wonderful musicians.

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