The Mara Redux

Mara Dress

     I sewed up this little Mara Dress either in November or early December (I can’t remember exactly when) but I’m only getting around to blogging about it now. More blogging in 2015! I’m trying, see?? Anyways, I know, I know! I’ve been sewing a bunch of Compagnie M lately! What can I say? I like em!

Mara Dress

ANyways, Marte is working on making some of her patterns on paper and wanted to perfect the pattern before they went into print so she asked me to test out the new draft :) There was just some slight alteration to the arm holes.

Mara Dress

This time I decided to sew the “long sleeve” version, only I made them short sleeves (ha) due to lack of fabric, honestly! But also I wanted to make sure we could wear this dress all year round and long sleeves don’t exactly work in summer in Texas!

Mara Dress

I had some lovely Nani Iro double gauze fabric that I had gotten for 50% off (WHAAT!?) It was 7/8 of a yard in a remnant bin. HOORAY FOR ME! I had been holding on to it for quite some time waiting for something special. But when this came up I was like YES.

Mara Dress

I used some awesome pretty silver trimming around the yolk that I bought during the fabric shop hop here at a store called Walker Hall Design. 25% off that, WOO!  The buttons were pretty silver things I got for I think 75% off during the sad sad closing of A Common Thread. I bought the whole lot of them. Can you tell I’m a sale freak? haha.

Mara Dress

There isn’t much to say about this dress that I haven’t already said here . I really like it and so does Millie, which is awesome. Double gauze is CRAZY soft and comfortable. The only problem with it is that it is insanely wrinkle prone. I actually ironed this dress before the photo shoot, but you’d never know it!

Mara Dress

Of course, even though the gold doesn’t exactly match the silver, those pants are the Go To leggings I sewed up here. I still want some for myself!

Mara Dress

I know I said I finished those Jamie Jeans last weekend and that I would blog about them, but I asked Millie to be my photographer earlier this week and the pictures are BAD. Ha! Either she is no photographer or I am no model but holy moly! Those photos should not see the light of day haha. Maybe I can get Jake to get some decent ones this weekend. We shall see!

8 thoughts on “The Mara Redux

      1. Yes! Am gathering materials to make Willow and Co’s Fawn lily dresses for my twins – it has a bib and I have been having fun playing around with fabric combos for the bib ;-)

    1. Hahahaha! Probably not! Although we do put Quinn in some hilarious wigs sometimes and currently he has some painted toes, I’m not sure that would happen if he didn’t have a big sister!
      Boys can have some fantastic outfits too, though! I die every time he wears a button down.

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