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Vacation Anyone? – McCall’s 7158

Hello everyone!  OooooWeeeee!  I’ve been a sewing maniac lately (insert wicked laughter).  I waited until the last minute to prepare my wardrobe for a little getaway with my hubby and friends.  He’s been telling me, for the longest time, that I should start on my clothes for the trip.  Well, I didn’t listen, so here I am, exhausted from sewing.  I never thought I would say this, but after a full week of non-stop stitching, I actually grew tired of sewing.  Oh my goodness, did I just say that?  Yes, I actually need a break, so I’m really looking forward to this little getaway. 

I’m so grateful for my husband, who loves to cook.  He took great care of me during my sewing craze.  When he had to work, leftovers were my best friend.  Sometimes I get in that sewing room and forget to eat, because I get so caught up in the project, and hunger doesn’t really pull me away.  The bad thing about that is that I end up eating later than I should – a big “No-No.”  Now that I’m done with my trip wardrobe, I can get back into my groove and slow it down.  Whew!

Vacation Anyone? – McCall’s 7158

Oh, Oh, Oh!  I love this dress.  It screams “VACATION!”  When I decided to use this fabric for the dress, I styled it, in my mind, with a hat (because hats are just my thing).  This time, however, I wasn’t feeling the hat with it.  Then I remembered that I had enough leftover fabric to do a head wrap.  I squealed at the thought and ran to the studio to pull out the fabric.  I don’t really know how to do a proper head wrap, so I just played around until I ended up with what I thought was an attractive wrap.  I didn’t have time to check out any tutorials, so I just went with it, and I like it.  Is it just me, or does this look whisper, “Island Girl?”  Hehehe!  I’m so sorry, but I don’t remember where I purchased this fabric, but I do know it’s an ITY, so I’ve linked to a site below where you can see other floral ITY fabrics.  I’ve adopted a new system for cataloging my future fabric purchases, so that I can tell you where I purchase everything.  However, I still have lots of fabric in my stash, without labels that I’ll be using, so be patient with me while I become more organized in this area. 

I was attracted to the simplicity of this pattern.  It’s amazing how a beautiful fabric can bring a simple pattern to life.  Then, when styled with the appropriate accessories to enhance the simplicity of the piece, you’ve got a winning look.  To all my beginner’s; you will soon be finding simple patterns that fit your personal style, and putting together looks that make you squeal too.  It’s so exciting.  I look forward to meeting you all in the sewing studio on May 6th.

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All photos courtesy of CEMO!



Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Sharon B

    I love your dress and your matching head wrap Anita. You look so pretty. I have this pattern so I will definitely make this one soon. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Sharon! You’re welcome!

  2. Terri

    Love it! Where are you finding such great fabric?

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Terri! I shop at Michael Levine’s and JoAnn’s because they’re local and I like to feel the fabric when I shop. Those are the two stores I frequent, but I’m about to check out some of the other online stores too.

  3. Shontell

    My Triple A (Absolutely Amazing Anita) sewist has done it again! The fabric definitely screams vacation (big smile) and you look gorgeous as always. The head wrap is icing on the cake. Looking forward to your next amazing project.

  4. lizpaye

    love it

  5. Carmencita

    Hi! Your look scream “sun, beach and piña colada”??

  6. Larhonda Johnson

    Love it Anita!

  7. sheseams

    Love your style, great fabric/pattern match 🙂

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