Blue Horizon - Mix & Match

I am soooooooo super excited over this dress here!!  I fell in love with it at first site.  I originally saw it in yellow at a shorter length.  I posted the "Sewspiration" on FB and the ladies went crazy over it!!! They were making the dress before I could even buy my fabric.  Then I saw Nadira037 (YouTube) version of the dress and thought how perfect for our Bishop's Anniversary Banquet.

I had already seen the fabric from a previous trip to Moods (New York) and went to averaging out how much I would need and how much it would cost.  I was going to NYC for my birthday anyway, so this would be an added bonus.  I grabbed about 5 1/2 yards of fabric just to be sure I would have enough.  My height is 5'9" and I wear a size 13 in women's clothing.  It was the right amount with some left over. (Now where did I put the scraps?)

NOW LET ME SAY THIS:  I am a procrastinator when it comes to doing things for myself.  My schedule is super busy and I rarely have time to sew.  So I waited until the week before to start my dress.  I watched Nadira's video ( a few times to get myself acquainted, got all the required tools she mentioned and then went for a short cut modified to her instructions. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH HER INSTRUCTIONS. SHE'S A GREAT TEACHER AND SEAMSTRESS.  Love her. So here's how I put my dress together.  I used McCall's pattern 6886 for the entire dress portion and traced it on pattern paper.  I used my maxi dress (as instructed) to make sure I had my curves in the right place as well as mark where my knee would be to widen the dress.  As you can see below, I'm watching her video and sewing along. Then I cut the pattern and traced it on the fabric (Cut 2).

From there I followed the rest of the video step by step and came out with this beautiful garment.

What I love most about it was that the cape flowed as I walked. I could see it in the mirrors that filled the room.  I received so many compliments and orders for this garment that night.  This dress made me feel as though I arrived as a seamstress.  I recommend it to any one who is looking to make something simple, easy, yet elegant for an occasion.

Here's my pics.  What do you think?

Happy Sewing!!!


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