Playing Favorites

My favorite food is pizza. Β I try to eat it once a week. I don’t even think of denying myself this pleasure. So when I questioned myself on choosing to work with another Supreme Wax fabric, I gave myself this theory:

PIZZA IS GOOD. WAX PRINT IS GOOD. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE HAVE BOTH WHENEVER YOU WANT THEM.

That’s solid theorizing.

With 6 yards of fabric in a cut, and summer sewing in full force, I went for maxi proportions. Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity 1802 (out of print, I think), was the object of my desire. Or the vehicle for? I don’t know, I’m going to drop the whole theorizing theme now.

I’ve made this extremely fun romp of a pattern once before, for my birthday, in taffeta and organza from Mood (fittingly, the post is entitled PIZZA PIZZA). At the time, I could see how glorious it would be extended to floor length, but I didn’t have nearly enough fabric to accomplish that. Above, I’m pointing to the top curve of one of 4 giant curved panels that give this dress a beautiful sweep. Even at the drafted knee length, those panels are fabric eaters!

Once again, I abandoned the pattern’s bodice, this time in favor of a simple princess seamed halter bodice. I chose to pipe the bodice seams with a contrasting wax print from my stash. The contrast is really barely visible, and I ought to have piped those curved panels too!

The great thing about this dress is: everyone thinks you’re wearing a gown, but you’re really wearing comfortable cotton. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it secret pajamas, but I WOULD call itΒ stealth fancy. Grab some here if you want to join the party!

16

Comments


  • Teri
    August 29, 2017

    Great job! Love the fabric. The fit, colors, and style is perfect for you. And yes I have to agree, Pizza is always a good thing.

    Reply
  • Rebecca Dillon
    August 30, 2017

    How gorgeous! And it looks stunning on you!!

    Reply
  • Cindy
    August 30, 2017

    Beautiful!

    Reply
  • Sue
    August 30, 2017

    you do look really great in this dress. You did a great job in tailoring this style to compliment your figure.

    Reply
  • Amanda S.
    August 30, 2017

    Super cute! This fabric screamed Marci to me when I saw it online. So glad it yelled for you as well!

    Reply
  • Denise
    August 30, 2017

    Once again, I love it! And I love the stealth fancy! I made an evening gown out of a maxified pattern and a cotton jacquard. It looks so fancy, but it’s like wearing full body broken in jeans 😁

    Reply
  • Catherine Williams
    August 31, 2017

    It’s beautiful you look stunning ,i love it .

    Reply
  • Catina
    September 5, 2017

    Everything about that dress is beautiful on you! Your center front motiff placements are flawless!

    Reply
  • Fiona
    September 6, 2017

    Gahh! The shape and fit of this is just beautiful! You work magic with fabric

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*