What I've Been Wearing, Meet-Up & a Prelude
Seriously it has become my uniform - its so comfortable and works well for wearing around the house, hanging around the backyard, or for quick runs to the grocery store. It all started during the Memorial day weekend and I wanted to wear something comfortable and came across this dress while digging in my closest. I remembered that the straps were constantly falling off my shoulders and without a second thought cut them off.... presto a strapless maxi dress. This pattern has been worked 3 times now and itching to do another one.
The dress is simple enough that you don't really need the instructions and opted out of the back zipper. Instead I used elastic for the bodice as well as the skirt part for ease and its easy to slip into and take off. I used a blue floral poly/cotton and love the fact that I can throw it in the machine lay it flat to dry and with no ironing just throw it on.
I had the awesome pleasure of meeting and spending time with Carolyn, Omega & Alethia, I met them at Metro Textiles and it was instant smiles, hugs, chatting and a shindig of fabric caressing, laughter and ooohing and awwing over Omega's and Alethia's fabric piles...talk about a mother load of gorgeous fabrics. Of course, we all know how much of an enabler Carolyn is and together with Alethia & Omega they convinced me to buy 2 yards of luscious silk...lol. True to her words Carolyn parted with minimal fabric damage, I couldn't believe my eyes. Carolyn took us to Daytona Braids & Trimmings and from there the 3 of us then stopped at Chic Fabric, I quickly noticed that they had a large array of wool & wool/blend suiting and made a mental note to check them out the next time I'm in the area. Instead of proceeding on to Parons, we detoured to Juniors because our stomachs were talking louder than our want for more fabric...lol. The funny thing is that I am a New Yorker and didn't know there was a Junior's in Times Square..smh. The food and conversation was Awesome and enjoyed myself immensely.