My favorite food is pizza. 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 it stealth fancy. Grab some here if you want to join the party!