I’m sew in love with this cute flirty summer dress. MimiG did not disappoint with this number. I like the cold shoulder treatment and the ruffles around the arm. A lot the of cold shoulder looks kinda leave the fabric at the arm just dangling like a broken wing. The gathers and the seam binding make for a polished look.
And let’s not forget the two tier ruffles. I appreciate that they are limited to the front of the dress. I made view B opting for a dress vs top. I figured with a dress I could always wear it as a summer cardigan with a t-shirt and jeans. I even toyed with the idea of leaving the buttons off and simply belting it but changed my mind. I figured peeps who sew would give the side eye and call me lazy. 😊
Oh and the fabric….where did I get it? I have absolutely no idea. I think it may have been gifted or I could have purchased it who knows. It was an absolute dream sew. I’ve futzed around with every fabric imaginable but there is nothing better that a simple woven…no raveling…no stretching. I don’t have any yellow in my closet, so this is a treat. It’s waxed print Ankara and yeah I had hell trying to get the darn glued label off. By the time I finished there was so much residue left behind that I just cut around it. Why do they do that? If anyone has a tried and true method of removing the glue without damaging the fabric – leave a comment below.
So what’s the deal with the pics? I took them myself with a remote and tripod. I deployed a statistically significant survey on Instagram. 🙂 I wanted to know what my sew sisters where doing.
So I spent most of the day running to different spots in the house to catch the right light. If you have photo tips for a newbie – all feedback appreciated.
Now I have total control over my pics and no longer have to wait for Bae and his unpredictable photo skills. 🙂
Always Stylish ~ Always Fabulous
SewVeStyle by Venita Elaine