5/29/12

Off-the-Cuff-Maxi

Hoping all had a Beautiful Memorial Day.  This weekend I celebrated my 49th Bday... yahooo... nothing like feeling grown & sexy...lol   Thank You All for the Beautiful Birthday Wishes.

Yowzaaa!!! did the summer temps roll in with a bang... Is it hot enough for ya!!!.... It is for me... this weekend the heat factor was in full effect.... feeling like 90+ degrees and still going strong... seriously.

Of course, I had to make sure I stayed cool  & comfortable... and quickly sewed an off-the-cuff-maxi dress, no pattern.   The fabric was 58"/2yds, fold in half and hacked off 8" for the waist & made the bodice (12" length) using a floral on black slinky knit from Virgo fabric. I thought there was too much fullness and  pegged this one a wee bit too much, but it didn't stop my bday show....lol... please don't ask what I was about to do....lol

This dress should have taken a maximum of 2 hours, but experienced issues with the horizontal stripes, which is a repeat. I wanted to use the horizontal stripes along my waist, but once I seamed up the back, the stripes were off kilter.  Had to hack off the bodice which was solid black and ended up using the remaining piece with the large floral print for the bodice.


Which worked out perfectly... love the comfort factor... totally love it



Of course, I  couldn't stop there... had to make another off-the-cuff-maxi. This fabric was purchased at Walmart before they closed the sewing department only to have to reopen it last year.
Yes, I'm sporting shades at nite... had to keep the grown  & sexy going on...lol


Both dresses were serged (center back seam), overlocked the hemline & created a 1-1/2" casing for the waist and top edge of the bodice, inserted the the elastic and ... .. there you have it... lol


They are so comfortable... I could use one for each day of the week... but not...


I need to get cack-a-clacking on a few for my daughter... 

until then have an Awesome Week

29 comments:

Aminat said...

Wow, you look super haut.....Love both dresses

Adelaide B said...

Both of these are great!

Candice said...

You look great Sheila! And happy be-lated birthday to you girl!

Sewtellme said...

You Go! Happy belated birthday!!!!!!!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Super gorgeous dresses!

RhondaBuss said...

You wear 49 oh so well! The dresses look great.

Rosie said...

You don't look a day over 21! Both dresses are gorgeous. Looking forward to the other creations.

Positively Necie said...

Happy belated birthday. Both dresses are delightful.

Erica B. said...

You look great! Love both dresses! Happy belated birthday!

Sheila said...

Thank You ladies.

Opal said...

Looking good, I love them both.

GodsgirlT said...

Looking good Sheila! Happy Belated Birthday hope you had a good one!

toy said...

absolutely love it, happy belated B-day

Myra said...

Alright now....psssst too hot! Love, love, love 49 & SEXY! Make us mature ladies proud! Adore the dresses!

Tina said...

Your dresses are beautiful, like you. Happy Belated Birthday. :)

alethia said...

Looking fabulous, love both dresses.

velosewer said...

Both dresses are awesome. You look wonderful.

Sheila said...

Thank you for the beautiful compliments.

I have yet to start on the dresses for the daughter and thinking I should squeeze in another maxi for me...lol

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...
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AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Sheila! You are "werking" those maxis.

judy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Thank you so much for commenting on my crocheted top! It's good hearing from you. And wow, you certainly still have the 'glam' and 'sexy' going on! Love the maxi dresses!

Sister said...

Wow - those are awesome, and the tree pics cracked me up!

judy said...

Thank you, Sheila, for your nice comment on my crocheted top. If you like it, I know it's okay....being that you are the 'glam diva' and all!
:)

Lynneb said...

AHHHH! They are awesome! LOVE the stripey one!

MAD14kt said...

Sheila Baby, work dem maxs :)

Mary Sarah said...

I love your new dresses! They look great and now I want one! ;))

Cennetta said...

Well, well now. Ms. Grown and Sexy. I hope you are still celebrating. Lovin' your DIY maxi dresses. What a way to maximize your fabric. Perfect for day or evening.
C

Brandi said...

Sheila, you are beautiful! I love your dresses so much more because they were made by your own hands.

Clever Blonde -Donna G said...

lovely. they look great. And so do you. Happy birthday. I just had my 48th birthday, I had to work it out I always think I'm 42!