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The Wonderfully Weirdass Dress

The moment I saw this pattern, I knew I had to have it…it was just a little different.  OK, actually it’s so damn weird, and I LOVE IT.

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This is Butterick 6241, view C.  The piece de resistance from the February Retreat.  I’ve shared some pretty basic makes so far, so thought I would throw this slightly more complicated monster into the mix next.  Rawr!

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Jalie 3245 Tunics

Happy March!  It came in like a lion here with a crazy thunderstorm with torrential rain followed by snowfall all the next day.  You be crazy, Mother Nature.  Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled sewing blog…

I heart me some Jalie.  I think that is apparent from all of the Jalie I’ve sewn up and there’s more yet to come!  The first time I used this pattern was the racerback version for a combination dress and swim cover up for our honeymoon back in 2014, which I never blogged.  It took me another three years to realize just how fabulous it is in the raglan version…

Jalie 3245

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Birthday Dress 2017!

OK, so I turned thirty *mumbles second number* four weeks ago, but I never got around to getting photos of my birthday dress!  Vogue 8904:

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Gah.  So bright.  But yay, sun!

It’s a little different from what I’ve gravitated toward in the past, but I’m way more practical in general with my sewing these days, since my time is more limited.  Definitely substance over frills over here now.

Here’s a little review of past birthday frocks (sans the last two years:  I was pregnant and useless in 2015 and had a baby that wasn’t sleeping through the night in 2016):

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