2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

January 20, 2016

WORK WEAR WEDNESDAY (MEOW)...

...I have several animal print tops and skirts, but had really been hankering for that print in a dress since seeing one made over at TellTaleTasha's over a year ago.  Her dress resonated over and over in my head, and although that Vogue pattern did not work out for this particular fabric, I still achieved my animal print dress vision using the McCall's Pattern.

My kids took my cell phone pictures when I wore my new dress today, and by the way they loved my dress.

 I got so many compliments on this dress during the course of the day that I completely forgot about my pattern placement mishap in the bust area of the dress.


 I love the dress and will definitely be using McCall's 6886 again in the very near future...

27 comments:

  1. OMG Faye! You just know I'm LOL'g about your "pattern placement mishap". So funny, and I, too, love your dress!

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    1. Thank you so much Aisha! This one is a keeper.

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  2. Beautiful dress. Nobody would have known about the pattern placement if you didn't tell us. Lol

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    1. Thank you Tanya. Re: the pattern placement - I know, I have such a big mouth.

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  3. Beautiful dress and gorgeous print. Your photos don't show any pattern placement mishap so yes, forget about it!

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    1. Thank you Tomasa you are always one of my main cheerleaders!

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  4. what mishap?! this looks wonderful!

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    1. Ahhhh thank you Oona! Loved you in those jeans yesterday!

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  5. I agree with your subbies here… I don't know what you're referring to but this dress is a knockout on you! Your mishap may have just worked in your favor with this project, you're looking fabulous!

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    1. Ahhhh thank you very much Myra. I want to make another one very soon!

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  6. Have to agree Ms. Faye...I see no mishap. You look great in your dress and boots.

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    1. Thanks Diane! I really LOVE this dress! What have you been sewing???

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  7. Very nice Ms. Faye! I think I need this pattern. I see your students take good care of you. Nice pics.

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    1. Thank you Terri and yes you'll love this pattern. I MUST make another one soon. Yeah they take good care of me when they are not trying to run me out the door (hahaha). Have to keep reminding them who the boss is.

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    2. Hahahaha! I know that's right!

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  8. Thanks, Faye! And you look great! I like your fabric better because it can be worn more often than my bright orange fabric lol

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    1. I loved your dress and it stayed on my mind. I like yours better!

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  9. Cute dress. I have that pattern and have made it several times for others and hope to make one for me.

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  10. Cute dress. I have that pattern and have made it several times for others and hope to make one for me.

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    1. Thank you Sheila, I'm sure you'll love it when you make it for yourself.

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  11. Stunning!! Very nice

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  12. Love your dress. It looks beautiful on you. It's nice to see that your students get involved in your projects and take your picture. One of them might want to start sewing :)

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  13. I'm so late to the party but I was catching up on your blog posts and had to stop and tell you that you look wonderful in your version of M6886! Great job!

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  14. Anonymous2/10/2016

    Beautiful dress Ms. Faye! Mary

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