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SSW – Gardenia Dress

Today is the last day of selfish sewing week, and I’ll be the first one to admit, I totally failed this year to truly participate. If you don’t know what ssw is, it’s a week dedicated to sewing for yourself hosted by Rachael of imagine gnats, with the collaboration of IndieSew and Kollabora.
Well as always, I had a lot of plans for myself this week. But for some reason couldn’t muster pulling out my sewing machine. But finally, at the final hour, I pulled through and made something! I actually had this Gardenia dress by CaliFaye Collections cut out and ready on Wednesday. But cutting is easier then pulling the sewing machine out, am I right!?

I used some sweatshirt fleece from imagine gnats and sewed up a XXL. I went with my measurements, but unfortunately, I have to call this a fail! It just doesn’t fit me right. I’m honestly a bit bummed. It has nothing to do with the pattern itself, just my own bad judgment.  Let me explain.

This is a loose fitting dress, with a ruffle at the natural waist line. Well unfortunately for my lovely pear shaped body, it does all the wrong things for me. That and combine it with this thick sweatshirt fleece, it just sits the wrong way. I had it in mind for it to be this comfy sweater dress… Oh well, lesson here is remembering to make a muslin!

I hope you guys had a good ssw! And make sure to check out all the inspiration from the featured stitchers and bloggers

Imagine Gnats Featured Bloggers

Melissa – A Happy Stitch
Alli – B Yazoo
Jane – Buzzmills
Ajaire – Call Ajaire
Jenelle – Echinops & Aster
Sarah – @MakerMaker
April – Modern Handmade
Brooke – Oliver’s Fancy
Caroline – Sew Can She
Caroline – Sew Caroline

Indiesew Featured Bloggers

Andrea – Knitty Bitties
Abbey – Sew Charleston
Beth – Sew DIY
Lucinda – Sew Wrong
Elise – Sunday Charm

Blog Tour Bloggers

Teresa – Dandelion Drift
Delia – Delia Creates
Jo – Dotta Sews
Amber – Fancy Tiger
Teri – Fa Sew La
Priscilla – Fashion & Fishing
Mary – Idle Fancy
Frances – Miss Matatabi
Julie – Our Chez Nous
Erin – Sewbon
Sara – Sew Sweetness
*i was provided this pattern and fabric for free in exchange for a review. All opinions are completely my own! 

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    March 16, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Oh, that is too bad 🙁 Is the dress meant to be made with knit or woven? or both? I've been thinking about this pattern and wondering what type of fabric it calls for? Hope you have a chance to give it another go another time.

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    March 17, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Bummer. 🙁 it looks pretty though.

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    March 17, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Bummer. 🙁 it looks pretty though.

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