In the first week of December, Oonaballoona, that sassy woman from Kalkatroona sent me a piece of fabric I had admired just a few weeks earlier.
For readers post November 14th………..
During my one and only meetup with Oonaballoona, my husband’s camera broke while in her hands at Mood Fabrics. Oonaballoona erroneously blamed herself, and three weeks later this tropical banana leaf jersey arrived at my house along with a chocolate bar for hubby .
Whatever it is I wanted to savor every inch of this fun print, and I’m celebrating the return of warm weather sewing with my Oonaballoona dress!
Greetings from Edisto Island!
Do you know I’ve never made a fun Maxi dress? The last time I even wore one was at age 15, but after a rendition of this McCall’s pattern by SewWil, one of my favorite Pattern Reviewers, I was all about sewing a maxi dress with Oonaballoona’s gift.
The pattern is super easy and was sewn in a day. All of the edges are turned rather than faced , and my trusty roll of Steam-a-Seam was incredibly helpful in stabilizing the edges for even turning, pressing and top-stitching.
Back in my RTW days, I didn’t consider trying on a Maxi because the limited wearability seemed like a waste of money. Now I think I’m nuts.
This dress is so fun and so w e a r a b l e - it’s already made the rounds at Edisto very comfortably………… but don’t think I’ve been lounging around all weekend in my new dress.
Hardly. ….. more like washing windows and scrubbing concrete etc………. but now I’m done and it’s time to live a little – Oonaballoona style :)
B o t t o m s U p !