5oo4 Candy Pants and Leggings ON SALE

Welcome back friends! Let’s continue to work our way through this outfit while all the patterns are on sale!! Today only the Candy pants for big kids and small kids are on sale HALF PRICE!!

I am sorta obsessed with these rainbow striped leggings! The fabric is awesome and so it this pattern. I have sewn a lot of the colored blocked version of the Candy Pants, but this was my first time with the solid version. I decided to go with the solid option because matching all the stripes along the sides would made me so crazy. I decided to sacrifice the pockets for sanity and I am not mad about it.

I decided to go with the ankle length leggings. This worked out perfectly because I had exactly one yard of these rainbow stripes. I used the size 2X for the from belly and XL for the back. I cut the high rise because I like my leggings pulled up to hold everything in place. I added the full gusset. Additionally, I removed 1 inch from the length at the thigh just above the knee to account for my lack of height. πŸ™‚ I used a black scrap of athletic fabric for the waistband and sewed elastic in to add more security for gym day!

Please notice I wore my black rainbow glasses here. πŸ™‚

The Candy Yoga Pants and Leggings is a PDF sewing pattern that includes:

Women’s sizes XXS – 5XL

  • Yoga Pants or Leggings
  • Solid or Colorblocked versions for both yoga pants and leggings
  • Optional side pockets (to be used with the colorblocked version)
  • 7 Lengths: 2β€³, 5β€³ and 7β€³ shorts, pedal pusher, capri, ankle and long
  • 4 rises: High, Mid, Low and Extra Low/Maternity
  • Regular waistband options include exposed elastic, regular knit, foldover yoga band and contour
  • Maternity waistband options include full overbelly panel, contour, regular knit and foldover yoga band
  • Full, half or no gusset options
  • Check out this YouTube video of all of our testers’ versions!
As if I would wear these pants and not smile…

I have sewn a lot of Candy pants and these are the most like compression leggings I buy. This fabric was a fair bit heavier and thicker than ones I have made before so I absolutely will get more. I suggest selecting a higher weight fabric is you want more of a compression fit. Plus like any pants, I suggest making a mock up so you know which person adjustments you need to make before using the “good” fabric. Just make a mock up with a similar weight.

I would love to tell you where this rainbow fabric is from, but I received it from the Jessica Cee collection so the world may never really know. πŸ™‚

Do you need some Candy Pants or Leggings in your life? I know I always turn to this pattern when I need a super quick make! I suggest grabbing it NOW before the sale ends tonight!

Candy Pants and Leggings AffLink

Be sure you stop back on Friday for the Big Birthday Celebration Sale and read about the black top that balances gym fit.

You are going to love it! It is one of my top 3 favorite 5oo4 patterns! Can you guess which one it is?

See ya Friday!

#5oo4 Alpha Bra, Tank, Dress On sale

Let’s make an outfit this week! Day one – Alpha Bra!

Hi friends! You know that saying “New Year, New Me”? Well it is a new year and I did set a few new rules for myself this year. One of the biggest ones I added to my list was to step out of my comfort zone. This top has me right there! Let’s talk about it! The Alpha Dress is a really great pattern from 5oo4 and it is only $6 today!

I have been sewing 5 out of 4 patterns for 5 years and I truly love them. I tend to lean towards the more modest looks, but today I am stepping out of my comfort zone with the Alpha bra. My biggest concern was how can I make this sports bra hold everything in place. A little jog in place and jump test confirmed I achieved the impossible!

DDD, IYKYK. πŸ˜‰

Let’s talk about it. The first thing I did was use a heavier weight athletic fabric. This is how to get a better compression. I have used athletic fabrics in the past that haven’t held anything in place so just splurge for the good stuff! I also added a layer of power net between my main fabric and lining. I just serged the mesh layer to my lining and rolled with it. Plus understand power mesh/net is NOT the same as swim suit lining mesh. I also sewed clear elastic in all my seams like the directions say. πŸ™‚ The Alpha bra comes with excellent directions and I was able to easily follow along. I used wide (thick) fold over elastic for my bands. This isn’t the same stuff we make hair bands out of. I got it at Joann’s and it is about 16 bucks for a couple yards. Use a coupon, it is worth it for this project. I had some scrap ends left over from another project which worked out perfectly. I just ran a zig zag stich down the side when it was folded over to hold the layers together. This worked out really well. I think I will even make the dress option this spring/summer. It has the built in bra which will be nice since it would be impossible to find a cute bra to wear with these straps!

The Alpha Bra, Tank, and Dress includes:

  • Women’s sizes XXS – 5XL
  • No binding finish – hidden seams for less chafing
  • Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) front bodice piece
  • High or low neckline
  • Bra, tank, and a knee-length dress in either an A-line or swing silhouette
  • Optional pockets on the swing dress
  • Tank and dress have built-in shelf bra
  • Check out thisΒ YouTube videoΒ of all of our testers’ versions! (Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel while you’re there!)

I made the size XL with the included FBA. I decided on the lower neckline in the front. I would have liked to have an extra 1.5 inches of length in the under bust because my elastic seemed a like too big, but it was what I had one hand so I rolled with it. πŸ™‚ I really liked the fit of this bra otherwise and plan to give it a trial run at the gym this week. What do you think?

This pattern is on sale today only for half price which is only $6. I can assure you, this bra fit better than the $40 one I recently bought! This sale ends at midnight! Don’t miss out! Tomorrow, we will talk about my pants. Go ahead click on my afflink and check out the 5004 Alpha Bra!

5oo4 Annabeth Sweatshirt – one day sale

If you ask me what my most used 5oo4 sweatshirt pattern is, I will immediately tell you that it is the Annabeth. This raglan is hands down a fave. I love the way it fits and how quickly I can sew one together.Β TODAY ONLY this pattern is on sale for half price which is only $6.00. Click my afflink, grab the pattern no FOMO!

Let’s start with this fabulous penguin print French Terry version! This came from the Jessica Cee collection and I adored it immediately. I made myself one which I will share soon, but I will let you enjoy Momma Mia’s version first! Isn’t it the best?? Sew Cute!

I made this next outfit for her Birthday in November. Let’s start with the top. The Annabeth was an easy choice. Her pants are Diane joggers because we are both obsessed with how amazing the Diane’s are! I think I have made about 15 pair of them!

I used the navy-blue sweatshirt knit from my stash because it is so very comfy cozy. I was sorely tempted to use it for my own shirt because it was so amazing, but I try to share the good things in life. Actually that isn’t true. She bought this fabric so I could make her an outfit. πŸ™‚ She picked it out a few months ago, but I have been an uber slacker when it comes to sewing as all of my readers know. I have sewn the most basic version of this top for you so let me run down all the pattern options.

  • Raglan style sleeves
  • Solid or color-blocked options
  • Hidden front pocket or kangaroo pocket
  • Short or long sleeves that can be hemmed or finished with a band
  • Regular sweatshirt top length or tunic length with a lower hem in the back
  • Hem is finished with a band
  • Standard cuffs or a NEW thumbhole cuff option
  • Crewneck or cross over hood
  • Regular bodice or full bust adjustment (FBA) bodice
  • Sizes XXS – 5X (see the last image for yardage and size chart)

Like I said at the top of the post, this pattern will only be half price today so don’t miss out. Annabeth is one pattern you will never regret making!

https://5outof4.com/ref/sequoialynnsews/

If you want to see a few more of my Annabeth, Here ya go!

Classic T-shirt – Sinclair Bondi

Hi Gang! I am here with my first fabric share for Sly Fox Fabrics. This is my classic fit t-shirt that I mentioned on Saturday. I decided to go with the Sinclair Bondi classic fit T shirt pattern. This is the first time I have sewn a Sinclair pattern and I was very happy with it.

The directions were easy to follow and the sizing great. I loved the final fit of the shirt and have sewed up another one already. I love when I find basic patterns that really fit well and give me the option for future makes or hacks.

Let’s take an inside look at the DTY fabrics that are on sale at Sly Fox Fabrics! This gorgeous print is called Floral Glen Plaid and I absolutely adore it. I love how the plaid makes the background softly printed while the black floral print is the star. This fabric is so easily wore for many occasions. You could dress it up or dress is casual. I paired my look with fitted jeans and black booties for a simple casual look.

If you haven’t used DTY before, I suggest you give it a try. It quickly became a person favorite for me! I love the cool smooth hand, the drape is exceptional and the print colors remain bold and vibrant! I love these things.

Fabric details from the Sly Fox website.

  • Color Scheme: Black, Gray, and Red
  • Content: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
  • Weight: 180 grams per square meter (GSM)
  • Width: 58/60″
  • Stretch: 50% Horizontal  / 25% Vertical

The pattern offers the following options:

View A – Banded hip length with V neckline and sporty short sleeves
View B – Hemmed longline length with wide scoop neckline and short sleeves
View C – Hemmed hip length with scoop neckline and 3/4 sleeves
View D – Hemmed longline length with crew neckline and long sleeves

Compatible withΒ Add-on Puffed sleeves pack (opens in a new window).Β 

Sinclair Bondi Classic Fit T-shirt

I made View B. I hemmed the longer length on this version and used the wider scoop neck. I appreciate that the “wide” scoop isn’t so wide it shows my bra straps and it doesn’t gape open when I bend!

Options

I loved that this pattern offered several necklines in addition to the length and sleeve options. I think in the future I will take a look at the add on sleeve pack because I really like the fit of the pattern base and different sleeves will really add a new feel to the shirt.Β 

So what have you picked up in the T shirt fabric at Sly Fox? Which fabrics do you want? I have my eye on a few of the Tri-blend colors for the gym! Let me know in the comments which fabrics you want!

Floral Glen Plaid β€“ Used for my classic pattern.

Vibrant in Navy β€“ Used for my relaxed pattern.

Daisy Dots β€“ Used for my fitted pattern.

Zebra Print β€“ Used for my bonus make. Fabric has sold out.

Azalea in Navy β€“ Used in my bonus refashion.

DON’T FORGET TO USE CODE PerfectT TO SAVE 40%

Stop back tomorrow to check out my next top using the Vibrant in Navy DTY.

T-Shirt Super Sale at Sly Fox Fabrics

Stop by Sly Fox Fabrics and take advantage of the 20% off sale on all T-shirt fabrics.

Hi Friends, Welcome back! Two days in a row on my blog is sorta crazy, isn’t it? Make sure you hit subscribe and stop back daily because I am about to hit you with 7 days of fun!

The Deets

I want to start by giving you a quick intro into what will be happening over the next few days. Sly Fox Fabrics is having a huge sale on all their “T-shirt” fabrics. This 40% off sale includes DTY, Modal, Double Brushed Poly, Triblend, French Terry and Knub Jersey. This sale will happen now through next Friday. You have an entire week to pick all your favorites. My blog posts will reflect the DTY fabrics as this was the base I was given to sew. All of these fabrics are perfect for T shirts and can help you achieve whatever look you are going for. DTY fabric, to me, feels and looks a little more dressier than a Triblend and French Terry feels more snuggly than DBP.Β  The best part of sewing is being able to create whatever look you want through pattern and fabric selections. Even though I am sharing these fabrics as T-shirts, please realize you can use them for so much more. You can make everything from skirts, pants, and dresses to cardigans and so much more. My favorite joggers are made from French Terry and my DBP leggings are so perfect for “pajama day” in public.

Today I am going to show you each of my fabrics and hook you up with the links to get those fabrics. One of my fabrics (The Zebra print) has already sold out, but there are a total of 9 different prints on the website in DTY alone! Over the next few days I will focus on each pattern with the specific fabric. After our 4th day pattern review, I have a bonus refashion for you using a SFF DTY dress I made a few years ago! I am really excited about sharing my new garment. I really do love it, even more than my original maxi. I have already worn it at least 4 times.

What is DTY?

Glad you asked. πŸ™‚ DTY is a polyester knit fabric that has been drawn and twisted with heat. It is brushed on both sides to give it the smooth silky texture that feels and wears so nicely. I personally love that it doesn’t wrinkle much and I can leave it in the dryer for days and not need to fluff it. I also love that it feels cool to the touch when I am wearing it.

The Rules

For the fabric comparisons, each sewist was asked to select one each Fitted, Classic, and Relaxed style t shirt patterns. Then we were given the option to sew anything else we wanted. πŸ™‚ Each of my tops turned out great and I wear them often. They are easy to dress up or down depending on my days activities. I have paired all three of my tops with basic jeans so as to not distract from the lovely fabrics.

Floral Glen Plaid – Used for my classic pattern.

Vibrant in Navy – Used for my relaxed pattern.

Daisy Dots – Used for my fitted pattern.

Zebra Print – Used for my bonus make. Fabric has sold out.

Azalea in Navy – Used in my bonus refashion.

DON’T FORGET TO USE CODE PERFECTT TO SAVE 40%

Tomorrow

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Dear Fall Closet, I am working on you. Love, Me

Patchwork dreams coming true.

Insider tip: I am putting together a Fall Capsule project for a guest blog spot. I am really excited about it and can’t wait to share the entire collection, but not today! Normally, I don’t make a lot of things based on a certain color scheme or style because I like variety and prints and mixing a variety of prints. Your girl doesn’t have many items in her closet that she can wear. I am sorta doing a ‘sew as you go’ thing because as my body is changing, I am finding so are my style choices.

Refashioning Roots

I have been refashioning a ton of items from my old handmade closet! It is shocking how many dresses I have sewn in the last *almost* 5 years since beginning this blog. Even more shocking is that I haven’t worn most of them. Dresses sometimes take up several yards of fabric especially when you gather the skirt, so that gives me a ton of fabric to repurpose in creative ways. If you know me in my day to day life, you would know I never wore any of the dresses I made prior to the summer of 2020. πŸ™‚ I began sewing clothing by refashioning thrift store finds. I didn’t know anything about sewing clothing and thought I could learn from taking apart already made items and creating new ones. It does work, but I have learned a lot of things in the last 5 years. I am loving my new perspective on sewing in general as well as my knowledge on doing said refashions. Progress is always good and my mind is always working. I *may* having a project coming up where I turned a beautiful full maxi dress into a great pair of pants. πŸ™‚ Plus in October, I am participating in #sewupcycle22 and I am looking forward to creating something incredible for that. Now onto our regularly scheduled sewing.

I love Patchwork Prints. Most likely this is because I am a quilter at heart and love all things scrappy, vintage, and upcycled. I was most certainly born in the wrong decade.

Admittedly, I am not 100% sure this dress will make it in my capsule, but I have been crushing so hard on this patchwork DBP for a few months. I have been trying not to buy any fabrics, but I gave in here because…well, patchwork. Recently, The Fab Clique had a huge 40% off sale so I picked up a few things from it and then I ordered this bundle of fabric which was on sale from the recent Bundle Bonanza. If you haven’t checked those out, you are missing out on some deals! Side note: I have a curated bundle on the site too! This print is part of the Zayne Bundle. This double brushed poly is called Zara and it is so lovely. This brushed poly is my favorite since it feels buttery soft. I don’t know why all double brushed poly doesn’t feel the same, but this is the one I love. The bundle also includes 2 yards of rust colored rib knit which I also have plans for. If you pick these fabrics up from the bundles, you will save 14 bucks!! That will buy more fabric. πŸ™‚

I can always count on Ellie and Mac to have a lovely dress pattern waiting to fit my needs. I wanted a simple pattern without excessive seams so as to really showcase this patchwork print. I decided on the To The Point Dress since it met my needs and had this really fun hem line! I think this is the first time I have used this pattern and I have no idea why. I am always a fan of garments which have extra belly coverage. The dress came together quickly with the same pattern piece used for the front and back. I decided to do the low scoop neck option and cut the sleeve around elbow length. I did a full bicep adjustment as usual.

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What will you be adding to your Fall wardrobe? I can’t wait to add a few more items to my closet. I think I will work on a pair of pants next. I am also planning to make my first ever pair of jeans soon which she be really challenging, but in a good way. I have many plans for my sewing life and hope I can make them happen. Some days I just don’t feel like creating. Somedays I don’t feel like sharing. I know more folks are focused on making video content which I am not great at and I enjoy this blogging things. So many choices, for now, I will blog mainly with a few videos thrown in for fun.

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Love Notions Update – Luna

Another updated Love Notions pattern is on the site. More inclusive sizing for an old favorite. I had never made the Luna Loungewear Nighty because it wasn’t in my size range. Now it is and I am so excited to have this one to my closet and pattern library.Β  I love that it is sew versatile and includes 5 different options so you can make exactly what you need.

Here is the list. πŸ™‚ Β 

  • Meant for knit and woven fabrics
  • 5 pieces: Cami, knee-length nighty, shelf bra/bralette, shorts and capris
  • Full bust option
  • Optional shelf bra
  • Optional side seam pockets

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Β I decided on making the nightie option of the pattern. I really didn’t need any pjs, but this is also the perfect summer sun dress. The easiest way to make that happen is fabric choice. If you don’t want something to look like pajamas, don’t use fabric that looks like pajamas.Β πŸ™‚ Easy enough!Β  I picked this heavier weight double brushed poly from the Jessica Cee collection. πŸ˜‰ If you know me at all, I love all the floral prints so this was an easy choice. The white background is a step out of my comfort zone, but it is perfect for summer.Β 

I used wide width fold over elastic for my binding. This way I can cover my bra straps. πŸ™‚ I was able to find FOE at Hobby Lobby in the spool trim section half price a few weeks ago for 50% off so I stocked up. πŸ™‚ I do love a bargain!

If you would like to give the Luna Pattern a try, it is on sale for only $5 today! That is basically 1 buck for each pattern piece. πŸ™‚

Here is my afflink for the Luna Loungewear

Use code SEQUOIA10 for extra savings. πŸ™‚

5 out of 4 – Mingo Capris

Mad about Mingo

Yep, I am a little mad. Mad, that I didn’t make these pants a while ago. Why didn’t I realize how comfy and perfect these pants would be. Honestly, they really are perfection during the hot weather we are currently having. The Mingo pattern is perfect for all those flowy knits you have been stashing.Β 

My Fabric

My fabric is lightweight stretch crepe-possibly. I picked it up recently at Hobby Lobby, on clearance, and bought all 6 yards that were left on the bolt. I am going to make a super cute dress out of this fabric too. I do love black and white and the random dot pattern is a bonus. I hope I am not the only one who takes advantage of a good deal when they stumble upon it. I think that is how we start fabric stashes which every seamstress needs…

I decided to go with the capri length option and knew I would need to adjust the height of these pants. Most pant patterns are much too long for me since I am only 5’1. I removed 4 inches from the length of the capris so now they fit as they should. I removed the length from 3 spots to avoid a large adjustment when re-blending the side seams. I elected to go with the higher side slit because why not. πŸ™‚ I am feeling brave and bold in my old age. I used an elastic to make the wasitband for a super fast finish!  I already have fabric laying out for a second pair. This is the perfect pants for looking dressy, but not wearing a dress! 

5 out of 4 has so many excellent pant patterns and I have made nearly all of them. I made the size 2X for the back and a 3x for the front belly area because… bellies are real folks! πŸ™‚ This fabric is slightly less stretchy than my usual DBP, but still has good stretch. I adore this fabric, have I mentioned that?

My Top

I sewed this top specifically for these pants. I have a very limited number of solid tops and all of them are in darker shades. I needed something light and airy to go with these pants. I didn’t find what I wanted in my stash because I am very limited on fabrics what aren’t DBP. I wanted something that would breathe!! I scored this tri-blend (?) at Walmart as a $4/2 yard roll. YESSS Please! I love when I luck out in those bins. I used my much loved Easy Tee pattern with the neckline from the Jessie Dress to make my look! I adore it so much! This is a perfect blend of my favorite things and I need more!

The Patterns contains Afflinks

Mingo Shorts, Capris, and Pants

The Easy Tee, Tunic, and Dress

The Jessie Top, Tunic, and Dress

My First Custom Bundle! #TFC

This is a really exciting deal, my friends. The Fab Clique had the awesome idea to let their promo teams create fabric bundles to be listed on the site! We all searched the site for our favorite fabric choices and then had the opportunity to sew something to share with you! I knew I wanted a summer two piece set that I would be able to wear as the days get hotter.

Pink dress for the win!

I scrolled my favorite places for some style inspo and settled on a design which was a dress and a long flowy duster length cardigan over a simple T-shirt Dress. I needed one lovely print fabric that would be light weight and flowy for a cardigan. Then I needed a matching fabric to make my dress. I was quickly drawn to the lovely floral print called Gianna. I really enjoy large, boldly colored flowers and this one called to me. It was a bonus that the base is ITY (interlock twist yarn) since that tends to be airy and cool to wear.

Windy day showing off the lovely drape…sorta. πŸ™‚

My pink dress fabric is a slub knit modal jersey which I had never sewn before. I was a little nervous when I selected it because I was concerned that it would be overly thin, but trust me, it is perfect! It is lightweight and cool and seems to breath easy. While taking my final photos there was a storm rolling in as you can tell by the wind blowing my cardigan around, but I think this will be 100% wearable in the heat of summer. I love that the pink has various shades of pink, peach, and white running through it. So it appears solid, but isn’t. Now I am one outfit closer to being ready. PS: I was super stoked to wear my cool owl necklace with this set!

Let’s talk patterns.

I started with the Made for Mermaids pattern called Lola. I asked several sewing friends for recommendations to help me with my designed look. I needed a long length cardigan with Dolman sleeves to achieve the look. The Lola was closest to what I wanted so I went with it. I was a bit hesitant to buy the pattern because it isn’t in their new chart so it is not as size inclusive as their current patterns, but with the loose oversized fit, it worked out well. Thankfully! This pattern also has the option for a gathering drawstring to bring in the waist and I am still debating if I want it or not. I am kinda leaning towards adding it.

What do you think??

I also changed the front lower half of the cardigan. The pattern is drafted to be straight down, but I gently curved the bottom corners. This was a simple change and took bout 2 seconds with my French Curve. Here is a small picture to show you how I cut it. I also shortened the pattern by about 5 inches.

My Dress is my all time favorite T Shirt Dress pattern. The Easy Tee from 5 out of 4 is my most used pattern to date! I love it, Momma Mia loves it. It is just perfect and loaded with options. For my dress, I used the scoop neck and short sleeves then I stole the curved hem from the tunic and adjusted it to fit the width of the dress length! I am really obsessed with curved hems lately. I keep telling myself they make my legs look longer. πŸ™‚ At 5’1, I will work with illusions anytime I can! I just sewed an Easy Tee for Momma Mia not too long ago, here is that blog post.

In the words of my friend, Jess W. #ExtraSlitty.

Styling Options

I am loving the high slit on the cardigan! It compliments the curved dress hem line very well. I am already thinking of more creative ways to style these pieces. I was able to simply tie the two front pieces and it looks cute that way as well. I love this look also. I think this cardigan will also look great over a stripped tank with jeans. My pink dress looks really cute with a denim jacket! I think it is important to mix it up with versatile garments. That is one of the reasons I am so thrilled with the bundle I put together! It is cute and mixes well with several other things. πŸ™‚

The Fabric Bundle

Are you into this bundle? You can pick it up for yourself using my link here. It is called Sequoia. πŸ™‚ It is 4 yards of high quality beautiful fabric for only $22! Here is my direct link to the fabric. Thank you so much if you choose to shop with my link!

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#TFCMAYFLOWERS and a sale!

Long time, no sew! My sew-jo has been so low lately. However, I did go on a fun vacation and now I am back with a few new sewing projects on deck! First off, This Dress! I feel like I write this line a lot * This wasn’t what I had planned when I was working on this pattern, but I really love how it turned out* but here we are. πŸ™‚ Keep reading, we are going to talk about it.

The Pattern Details

This is Melanie from 5 out of 4. Melanie isn’t a new pattern, but it is less than a year old and deserves some love. I didn’t even have the pleasure of testing it because I was recovering from knee surgery and sewing was pretty limited. Since I am catching up on all the things the cool kids do, I tackled Melanie!

The pattern has several options

Sizing XXS-5XL * Crew or Scoop Necklines * Sleeveless, Short, 3/4, or long sleeved * Top, Knee, or Tea Length * Side Ruching * Designed for Knits

What I Made

I made size 3x with the included FBA and graded to a 4x from the waist down. I did the scoop neck with short sleeves. Here is the part about things not turning out as intended. πŸ™‚ I removed a couple of inches length from the knee length option because I thought I would wear this as a tunic length top over leggings, but ended up loving it as a shorter dress!Β  Since the side ruching is just drawstring style ties, I can easily shorten the dress to a different length by pulling the drawstrings tighter on the sides. I just used a coordinating fabric scrap to make my ties. You all know how I love to mix prints. In the situation, I didn’t have any scraps from my dress fabric that were long enough to make the ties, so polka dots scraps for the win! I also made the back opening slightly shorter since I didn’t want to have a visible bra band. I wish I would have brought it up an additional .75 inches. That is a tricky measurement on yourself.Β πŸ™‚ So this is a note for me, the next time I make this dress and I promise, there will be another one!

Back slit. I don’t own cute bras I would want to display. πŸ™‚

My Fabric Choice

This lovely poly rayon spandex fabric is from The Fab Clique and as soon as I opened my mystery package I was thrilled! This print is called Penelope’s Garden. These are my colors! While I do love girlie prints, I don’t like froo froo colors! This print is lovely and I adore the colorway. I don’t order many mystery packs of fabric, but this is my second one from TFC and they have both been exceptional.Β  This was a two yard cut and I was able to Jenga the pattern a bit to make it work. Thank goodness for back seams! My leftover scraps were too small to even bother saving and trust me, I don’t throw away usable fabrics!Β Β I am so glad I was able to make this dress work with the fabric I had!

Notice my cute little polka dot side ties!

#TFCMAYFLOWERS

Remember the hashtag I mentioned? #TFCMAYFLOWERS ?? Want to join the fun? All you need to do is 1. Use fabric from The Fab Clique. 2. Make something lovely related to flowers- (floral print, pattern named after a flower, umm photo staged in a flower garden -ok, I made this one up, but TFC is pretty open to interpretations so it may work, ETC. ) 3. Share your make on all your socials using the #TFCMAYFLOWERS. I can’t wait to see what you come up it!

I do love when I can wear normal shoes with my dresses!

All Affiliate Linked Up because your girl needs to buy fabric!

Melanie Pattern from 5 out of 4 is currently on sale for 30% off – Hurry before the sale ends!

Penelope’s Garden – Gorgeous Rayon Spandex blend knit fabric from The Fab Clique

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