Sundressing 2017 with Melly Sews

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Summer is in full swing in these parts and I’m excited to be joining in Melly Sews (30) Days of Sundresses.  I love being part of the Blank Slate Patterns Team and doing this tour is a little bonus!

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For my stop I sewed up the super versatile Catalina Dress.  It comes with a tank option but this cap sleeve version was perfect for me!  Finding sundresses that cover the shoulders is tough so the Catalina is filling a huge gap in my pattern stash.

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I’ve had this gorgeous border fabric from Cali Fabrics for awhile and knew it was meant to be a maxi dress.  It’s a drapey rayon gabardine that sewed up easily and is the perfect weight for this dress.  The colors are so rich and vibrant and make me feel way more sophisticated than I am!  Don’t you love when a piece of clothing totally ups your game!

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The only real change I made to the pattern was to skip the drawstring as I felt it was too casual for this look.  I really like it belted and think it dresses it up just a bit.

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Have you been following the Sundressing series?  Pop over to Melly Sews for all the links to gorgeous dresses, free patterns and tutorials, and tips to get your summer sewing off to a great start.

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