Sunny Day to All of you,
Let's just say that this is the time of the year that I get to sew even more. I love the summer! There are so many events that my husband and I get invited to that I am always motivated to create some beautiful garments. It is Graduation time! This past weekend we celebrated 2 Graduates. Today, I am sharing the outfit that I made to attend a graduation cookout for my dear friend who is now a nurse. Congrats Rach!!! You did it and I am so proud of you!
I bought this fabric in L.A. Fashion District. I don't remember the name of the store I got it from but it wasn't too expensive at all. I used MimiG's Simplicity 8334 to create this look. I have been trying to make this pattern for a while now. I finally got to it and love the pattern.
As you can see, I went with the comfy look. I paired my Camouflage dress with my Adidas and gold jewelry. Allow me to share that this is the very first time I pin my hair up since I cut my locks in December. I felt different but Hubby/Photographer loved it. He is such a sweetheart.
About the Pattern
I have to admit the the part with the snaps intimidated me for a while. I finally got the guts to try it and I was sure that I would have to use MimiG's sew along to achieve the final look. You guys know that she is the BOMB.COM. Well, let me share this with you guys. I keep it real on my Blog. MimiG's tutorials was straight to the point and I was able to finish the major part of the dress. I was so excited about using snaps for the very first time. It was the morning of the event and I didn't have a lot of time to install them. I found a tutorial online for installing snaps. To my surprise, I had only purchased the refill. LOL. I did not have the actual kit to install them. Imagine my face when I realized that I was about to rock the dress without the snaps. smh.... I almost didn't wear it but after trying it, I realized that it was still so cute. So I ROCKED it, like it was fully completed. I cut a size 14, view A. I made a regular split on the side instead of the snaps and sewn the front opening a little higher to avoid showing too much.
I love the outcome. I will definitely make this again and yes, I will make sure to buy the kit to install the snaps. Thanks MimiG for the Tutorial. It made sewing this piece so easy. Make sure to leave a comment and let me know if you have used snaps before.
Happy Sewing to you and thanks for stopping by!!!!
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I developed the passion for sewing about 2 years ago. Follow my journey as a seamstress who is determine to make her entire wardrobe one garment at a time. Thanks for stopping by!