Hello everyone! Well I’ve dashed into my second year of blogging and I’m off to a good start. If you read my 1-Year Blog Anniversary Post last week, then you learned that I need improvement in the area of time management with the blog. So, I purchased a planner to help me become more efficient with my time and I must say that I’m loving this so far. I had not heard of this particular planner until Mimi G shared a picture of hers last week. Then after googling to see what it was all about, I decided to give it a try. Whoever thought of this is so clever. Not only are people buying their planners, but the company also sells cute little stickers and accessories that you can buy to use with the planner throughout the year. If you’re looking for a new planner, check them out. I’ve posted a link below (no affiliation).
Cowl Neck Dress – McCall’s 7471
For today’s DIY, I’m showcasing this cute little dress that I made using McCall’s 7471, which is actually a pattern for pullover tops and a tunic. The combination of the cowl neck and dolman sleeves is what drew my attention to this pattern. I extended the length on the tunic to make a dress and I love the outcome. I will probably make a top and tunic from this pattern in the future.
I used fabric from my stash — another Michael Levine Loft pick. It’s a thin, very stretchy knit. The color is EVERYTHING! I look best in bold colors and this one complements my skin tone so well.
I’m participating in a “Stash Buster Month” with some of my sew sisters at “Sew Much Talent.” It’s a Facebook page created by Alethia Hudson. I’m new to the group and so excited to be among such talented seamstresses. Every month they have a different challenge for the members to participate in. For the month of January, our challenge is to sew using only fabric from our stash–that means NO SHOPPING for fabric. We were given a schedule of the types of garments to sew each week.
- Week 1 = Tops/Dresses
- Week 2 = Skirts/Pants
- Week 3 = Handbags/Hats
- Week 4 = Outerwear
Unfortunately, I didn’t keep up. I only posted 2 dresses to the album, and here I am with another dress. I plan to do better with next month’s challenge, which is to make workout gear. Surely I can make one workout outfit in the month of February. If you’d like to be part of the “Sew Much Talent” Facebook Group, click HERE to join.
Create the Look
- Pattern: McCall’s 7471 (View D) with added length
- Fabric: Options
- Planner: Create 365 – Happy Planner
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