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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lots of Sewing, Not as much Blogging

I've been sewing away!  ...just haven't been writing about it.  I gathered some previously un-posted pictures for your viewing pleasure.

 pouch pattern from Michelle Patterns.

Pixie Tote - my own pattern.

A dress using the free Junebug pattern...

and a blouse using a vintage pattern.

I was able to pull an old favorite (Anna Maria Horner's Socialite Dress pattern) out of the closet for myself to coordinate with my girls on Easter morning.

I am in the midst of putting the finishing touches on the Mermaid Fizz ladies' pattern to send it out to testers in a couple days.  
We have begun packing because we are moving to Atlanta in 3 weeks!!  I have set aside a large pile of fabric to pack, but I still have projects I want to work on/finish between now and when we move.  Am I crazy!?
My list includes, a knit shirt from Simplicity 1805 for myself, several pairs of knit shorts for the girls, a quilt/blanket/coverlet thingy for Eden's new room (Sarah Jane Out to Sea!) and I also have some sewing to do for a custom order and for a friend's two daughters.
When we get to Atlanta, I'll need to start the muslin for my party dress that I'm planning to wear to my husband's big graduation reception to finish off his residency.
Hopefully I'll have some time to share with y'all as I go, but I may very well disappear for a bit.  

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mermaid Fizz (for the grown-ups)

The Molly Blossom Mermaid Fizz Maxi Dress  pattern has been in the shop for a while and this dress is still my daughter's most requested.

The time has come for me to make a mommy version.  Very soon, the Mermaid Fizz will be available in ladies' sizes (bust sizes 32 to 45).  Get excited!
I am taking the opportunity on our beach trip to focus some brain power on writing out the instructions for both views.  There will be two different strap options, one thicker for bra-wearing comfort.  
You're welcome.  I know, I'm awesome.
And there will be an optional ruffle at the top of the third tier.

I also took the opportunity to convince my husband to take some pictures... since the beach is just the most perfect place to take pictures of a maxi dress, right?

Man, it's so nice not to have to set the camera up on a tripod (or stack of pillows when I'm at home) and then try to hide the remote for every shot!

The fabric on both dresses above is all from the amazing designer, Jennifer Paganelli.  I adore the vibrant colors and this dress is really a great way to showcase a fabric you love.
I'll be updating the progress on the pattern at my Facebook page, Molly Blossom Design.  Follow me there and on my business blog for all the latest!