Measure Fabric-Tartan Plaid Atlas Wrap Dress

Measure Fabric and Atlas Dress Pattern by Masin

Hello friends, It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. Normally, you can find me on Instagram but today I am jumping back on here to share my latest. I’m SUPER excited to be collaborating with Measure Fabric on this post. I’ve been a huge admirer of the fabric shop for quite some time.

When it came time to decide on which fabric to choose, it took me forever because I loved so many print in the shop. I decided to start with the pattern and then choose the fabric. The fabric I decided on was The Rebecca Taylor – Italian Rayon Navy & White Tartan Plaid Twill . I love the simplicity of the print, drape and the weight of the fabric. For the pattern, I had been wanting to remake Atlas Dress by Masin since I made it the first time last year. They pair so well together! Together they give a casual vibe, an everyday kinda dress vibe and I for one can’t wait to wear it a lot!!

Rebecca Taylor – Italian Rayon Navy & White Tartan Plaid Twill

As I said before, I first made The Atlas Dress late last year and loved the fit and style. When I finished, I immediately knew I wanted to make another as soon as the weather started to warm up this year. Well, had the weather warmed up? Not really, we have been unseasonably cool here in the west coast. But, I am going to will it that way with a sleeveless dress. That usually works, right? HA!

Ok, here are some detail about the Atlas dress: Comes in sizes A-J, bust width 35″-54″ and waist 25″-46″. This pattern would be great for a confident beginner and up. It’s an easy to fit dress, as with this style of dress. There is also plenty of ease built into the garment. The dress comes with sleeves however, I choose to leave them off and use bias tape around the armhole. It’s a very simple hack using 1/2″ double bias tape. I hope you get the chance to make the Atlas Dress pattern!

Here are a few more fabric that I have been admiring from the Measure Fabric shop…

Deveaux – White Dobby Jacquard, Sally Lapointe – Blush Heavyweight Ponte Knit and NYC Designer – Swiss Dot Mesh 

I was truly honored to be asked to join the Measure Makers, as I high admiration for all the previous makers!! I am very grateful!!

Until next time

-Alexis

What I have been up to…

Sewing, Fabric and Patterns I have used so far in 2021.

It’s been a hot minute since I have blogged!! I am usually just posting on IG or posting on Minerva’s site. So what have I been up to? Well, mainly sewing, gardening and home schooling.

This won’t be a long post just wanted to pop in here and share a few of my favorite makes this year…

Dress details: McCall’s M7947 made with Nani iro Linen from Minerva

Added Delia Creates Carrie cardigan to the McCall’s dress.

Marlo sweater from True Bias made with Cotton Cable Knit in Rose Pink from Minerva.

Rya Coat from Fibremood, made with Wool from Metermeter.

Wiksten Shift Dress made with Jessica Swift Pollinator Collection.

Top details : True Bias Nikko top made with knit from Style Makers (Color: Sand). Jeans details: Dawn Jeans by Megan Nielsen.

Last but not least… gardening! HA, yes gardening. I started pre-seeding for all my Summer plants. Do you have plans for summer gardening?

Until next time,

-Alexis

Sonata Showcase

Sonata Showcase

What? I blogged?!!!! Hello, blogging world. It’s been awhile since we meet.

First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Today is my stop on the Sonata Showcase and I am very excited to share my make with you! Amy Sinibaldi, one of Art Gallery Fabrics Designers, recently released her 7th collection and this is maybe my favorite. I love the airy, bright and sweet look she infuses to each of her collections and Sonata is no different. 

Sonata is designed from Amy’s love of classical music, particularly Ludwig van Beethoven. 

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The hardest part of this make was not only deciding who to sew for , myself or my daughter, but which print or prints to use. I decided to sew for myself  because I am working to grow my handmade wardrobe as well as adding new Spring pieces. This collection is chalk full of beautifully bright colors and floral prints. One of them has the most adorable strawberry accent ever. 

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I chose to use Ink Night for the skirt.  To go with it I made two tops.  I used Floral No 9 in Bold for one and the other was made with Pastoral Rayon in Crescendo.   

All 3 pieces are amazingly beautiful and Spring ready!

The patterns I chose to compliment the Sonata fabric for the skirt is the Justine pattern by Ready to Sew.  For the top I chose the Ogden Cami from True Bias

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My favorite part of this skirt is the pockets! HUGE HUGE pockets!

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I am so happy to have made the skirt with the simple black and white print. I can match it with so many different prints or a simple solid.  I plan to wear this on Easter Sunday.  Now to decide which top to wear, maybe a mid-day switch-a-roo??!!! HA! 

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I totally dig that low back! Eeeek!

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Well friends, I hope you enjoyed my stop on the Sonata Showcase! Hope you have been able to follow along so far but if not, catch up on Amy’s IG page!

Until next time

-Alexis

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