McCall’s 6891 Shirtdress

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Back in March, my dad’s wife texted me out of the blue with pictures of fabric. These are my favorite kinds of texts to receive. I’m not past receiving Facetime calls from the fabric store, either. Together, we picked out this blue printed fabric. It is fairly heavy and has some stretch to it. The dark blue splotches are actually a little fuzzy and velvet-like.

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Recreating my favorite summer maxi dress

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My favorite dress to wear in the summer is a store-bought red and tan printed maxi dress by London Times. I’ve had it for quite a few years now, and don’t remember where I got it. If I had to guess, I would say either Ross’s or Nordstrom Rack. I haven’t been able to find another maxi dress that suits me as well as this one, so I decided to try to recreate it!

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Birds of Parrotise Kimono Robe

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I’ve reached the comprehensive exam stage in my graduate studies. I don’t need to share the boring details, but essentially this means that I need to read a lot between now and October. Picture a stack of books from a short bookshelf to the ceiling. To squeeze all of this reading into my normal schedule, I’ve been getting up early and reading for a few hours every morning before the day really gets going. What does this have to do with sewing, you might ask? Well, when I wake up in the morning, the house his chilly and I ended up curling up under a blanket on the couch to read. Not the most conducive for staying awake. Enter the kimono robe. I made this with the explicit purpose of wearing it in the morning while reading to keep from being too chilly without needing to wrap up in a blanket.

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