I am back with another sewing project from Michael Miller Fabrics as a SewingPortfolios.com ambassador! I love teaming up with them because I get some really fun prints I would not otherwise choose myself (well, I *do* get to choose, but it’s from a specific set of collections). This project I chose a really fun print from the Paradise Dreams collection and a coordinating green to go with it.
I really love the loud floral Tropical Dreams print, even though that’s not something I usually go for when picking out fabrics for myself. I do florals. I do loud. But I don’t usually do them together (please don’t go looking back through this blog to prove me wrong; it’s something I *feel* like I don’t do without any real
It is still a bit snowy up in my mountain valley town, so we headed on down to New Mexico for a bit of sun and sand (and cacti and rocks).
What did I do?
My original plan was to make a pair of
I decided on recreating The Driehoek Dress in this fab tropical print to see how it would work with bold prints instead of the solids that I usually do. IT TURNED OUT AMAZING!!! I cannot believe how well this dress looks in a bold print! I love the scatter palm fronds and flowers; the entire print is very rich and saturated.
I used some of the green tonal coordinating print to make the lining and the hem facing and it swishes around and peeks out every once in a while.
I adore the triangle armscyes and the swing shape on Girly. The sun is IMPOSSIBLE in Northern New Mexico so we found a spot under a piñon tree against some pretty cool red rocks at a park in the Jemez Pueblo.
It’s a short,
We stumbled upon this amazing place called Soda Dam. Over the past few centuries, calcium carbonate from a spring bubbled up and hardened. The spring still is flowing underneath this dome and looks crazy scary. Don’t worry, we stayed far away from the side.