If you're wondering where I've been, I spent most evenings for the past week or so making the first garment I've sewn since high school fashion class. I wanted C to have something extra special to wear for the occasion and decided on the Sis Boom Marissa pattern. I will say that although I had to break out the seam ripper more than once and it took me almost 2 hours and four tries to get the gathering of the skirt, any shortfalls were my own and NOT the fault of the pattern. I will definitely be making this dress again.
|C's Sis Boom Marissa Dress|
It came together quite easily and I love the flexibility of mixing fabrics and patterns with the straps and cummerbund. If I had to do it all over again, I would have made the straps a little longer and gone a little easier on the glue stick application of the zipper. A combination of my being overzealous and my not properly reading the pattern ended in a large quantity of glue being put where a zipper was not meant to be. A bit of a sticky situation.
|C Rocking the Marissa Dress|
|Love the contrasting straps and cummerbund.|
For C's Marissa dress I chose to use some fabric from Amy Butler's Love Collection and couldn't have happier with the way it turned out.