DIY Halter Maxi Dress – McCall’s 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

Update on CEMO: We meet with the neurooncologist today at 9:00 am pacific time to discuss treatment. If you have a moment, please offer up a prayer to God for a miracle for my husband.

The following post was written prior to CEMO’s illness.  I wanted to share it with you this week.  This is the last of my summer looks from our retirement vacation.  I hope to be back at my machine soon.  If I can find some time to get a few photos taken, I have exciting news to share with you next week or the following week.

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

Happy Wednesday!

Well, today I thought I would share one more of my vacation dresses, along with a few more location photos.  We spent three days in Prague, Czech Republic before starting our river cruise.  Prague is a lovely place to visit.  I would definitely like to go back when my husband is healed because there were places I’d like to see that we had to miss due to his limited mobility.  Here’ a quick video view from our stateroom.

One night in Prague, we went to a Cuban restaurant by recommendation.  What?!  Yeah, that’s what we thought, but it was really good and the place was packed.  On another night we enjoyed a folklore dinner and entertainment.  Here’s a photo of half our group at the folklore dinner.  The other half enjoyed a different restaurant on this night.  We all had such a good time.

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Maxi Dress -McCall’s 7593

Now how about this dress?  Although I’m not a big fan of the high-low trend, I’m digging this one.  I love the halter with the flounce.  I used another rayon knit that I picked up from Michael Levine Fabrics in Downtown, Los Angeles.

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

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DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593 DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593 DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

(All Photos Courtesy of CEMO!)

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

(Collecting teaspoons in Nuremberg!)

DIY Halter Maxi Dress - McCall's 7593

(Our group had a White Night Dinner on the cruise ship! It was a blast!)

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41 Comments

  1. Gwen Styles

    You do such good work with your designs! I”ll keep you and your husband in my prayers. God is good!

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  2. Ms. Sheila

    Hey Anita. I am still praying for your husband and you. I know GOD is a healer. I am praying for your strength, as you stand by your husband, as he goes through his recovery. Praying that he is already HEAL in the mighty name of JESUS!! I cannot wait until you start back sewing and putting out your DIY Tutorials. You are an awesome Seamstress. Hang in there!! GOD got your husband, and I know he will be alright. I trust GOD. May God continue to bless you, and your family.

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  3. Alesia Cannady

    Anita,
    My prayer’s are with you and your family, I’m new to your site and I love it. Your humble spirit shines through and you make it easy to follow. I’m starting a free sewing class for Kinship Caregiver. These are Grandmother’s like me who are raising our grandchildren. With this undertaking we have shelved our passion for sewing. My Threads of Change Kinship sewing class will reignite this passion for my caregivers as well as offer this talent to our beginner student. I know things have changed in the sewing world so your fresh knowledge will be a great help. I love your quote…”When You Live in Your Design, It From There You Shine.” God Bless You!

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  4. Shawn

    Hi Anita,
    I just saw this. My daughter and I will lift your husband up in prayer. We are agreeing with you for your husband’s healing. There is nothing too hard for GOD!

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  5. Sherry

    Hi Anita. Sending special prayers to you and your family. I am trusting and thanking God in advance for what he is going to do in Cemo’s life. Asking God for his healing power and that your husband will come thru this with power and a testimony. He can do and he will. Thank you God.

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  6. Vanessa

    Ms. Anita,
    Just wanted to let you know that I am keeping you and your family in prayer and trusting Our Heavenly Father for the complete healing of your husband.
    May God continue to keep you and yours in His care.

    Reply
  7. Myra

    This dress is absolutely stunning on you! I love the style and the fabric, excellent sewing! My thoughts are always with you and your family, prayers for your husband continue until he is fully healed, my friend.

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  8. Carolyn English

    Hello Anita, I have been wondering how your husband is doing. I am in continuous prayer for his healing.
    God Bless

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  9. Anna Marie

    Prayers for your husband and the family during this time. Praying for a miracle, much love

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  10. The Sewing CPA

    What a lovely and elegant dress. I pray your husband gets healed soon.

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  11. Patricia Brown

    Hi,Anita….prayers going up for your husband. Lord. Jesus You are the healer and the power is in your hands. Nothing is impossible for you. I pray that Cemo is healed completely in your name! Amen

    Reply
    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you! Amen!

      Reply
  12. Nancy

    My prayer is that
    Mr. Cemo walk in his healing. With each step he takes say Thank you Jehovah for my healing!!!! Tell Jehovah how AWESOME HE IS! MRS
    Anita, Continue To Trust Jehovah!!!! You guys look so good together!!!! Lord God Bless this family, build them up on every leaning side. Lord God continue to strengthen them. You are great oh Jehovah, you do miracles you are great We bless your name Jehovak, we magnify your name. You are Jehovah the MOST HIGH GOD! THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU!!!! Lord bless everyone that is praying for this family our Instagram family. These and all other things we ask in your Darling son Jesus name!!!!! Amen! Hallelujah!!!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Amen! Amen! Thank you!

      Reply
  13. Gayle

    Lovely dress Anita! Praying for a miracle for your husband.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  14. Vicki Gainous

    Thank Anita for sharing this post. The two of you look great together in the photos. I pray will Lord God will provide you wisdom and guidance with CEMO’s medical team. The Holy Spirit will comfort you and provide the assistance you will need. I pray CEMO’s NeuroOncologist is a provider who trust in our Great Physician to perform the miracle we are anticipating. Bless you sister in Jesus name.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  15. Peggy Johnson

    🙋Hi Anita. By His stripes we are healed (past tense). The healing has taken place. Tell CEMO to walk in it! Speak those things that are not as though they were. If you all are feeling weak-say I’m strong in Jesus Name. If you’re feeling defeated- No weapon formed against me shall prosper. Speak the Word, give your faith a job and let it work. Jesus is our Rock and our strong Foundation. Stand on His Word and keep your hands in His hand. Continually praying for you all my sew sister!

    Reply
    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Yes! Yes! Yes! Amen! Thank you!

      Reply
  16. Beverly J

    Greetings Anita and Cemo,

    I along with the sewing community continue to lift you and your family in prayer.
    Your faith is your rock. Faith along with positive thinking is a true blessing.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Amen! Thank you!

      Reply
  17. Lana Dean

    Anita,

    Came you ask Cemo what lens is he using on his camera when he takes photo shots of you. I have a Canon Rebel T5 Kit. This is another one of my hobby is taken pictures.

    Thanks for your help.

    Reply
    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Canon 85mm Prime Lens 2.8

      Reply
  18. Lana Dean

    Hi, Anita
    I was glad to see some more of your summer design and also to hear that Cemo is coming along but he still need more care. So my prayer is that God will heal him so he can living testimonies of Gods great healing powers.

    Anita when you have to some time I would like to contact you in regards to sending beginners to Sew to Fit. Not a very good experience.

    Reply
    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you so much for praying! I’m really sorry that you had a bad experience. Please contact me via email. Go to the “Contact” page on this blog. I look forward to hearing from you.

      Reply
  19. Debbie

    new subscriber & loving your posts already! that dress is gorgeous & you look so very pretty in it.
    prayers for you & your husband.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Debbie!

      Reply
  20. Elizabeth

    You don’t know how happy I was to see your name in my in is today! So happy you are back. I am praying for you and CEMO.

    Reply
    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Elizabeth!

      Reply
  21. Cynthia Willis

    My late husband and I traveled to Prague, and we found it so interesting and beautiful. I’m glad you were able to
    enjoy this cruise. Holding you in Cemo in my prayers.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      I’m glad you guys experienced Prague. Thanks for your prayers.

      Reply
  22. Linda L

    Your dress is elegant as alway. Hi Anita and Cemo. Still offering up the prayers for you. God is Good.

    Reply
    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Linda!

      Reply
  23. Enid

    P.S I just love your dress…you look great in it!!

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  24. Enid

    Love you and praying for your wonderful husband.

    Anita, you are strong and as you know , in God’s most abundant care.

    I have been where you are, and know all that this new journey entails for both of you. It can be frightening, but there is so much more hope in the many new medical treatments available now than in the past.

    God’s hope, peace and strength to you and CEMO, for you are his special children….

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Oh Enid, thank you so much. I love you too and I believe God will heal CEMO.

      Reply
  25. Paulette dowdie

    Beautiful as always! Love the vacation pics too! Praying for you and Cecil!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Paulette!

      Reply
  26. Callmesu

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip! My husband and I have river cruising on our bucket list! I’m not a fan on the high-low trend either, but I agree that this one is super cute! My thoughts and prayers are with you and CEMO.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

      Reply