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S8635: Perfectly Mismatched

Hey Loves,

I did a thing! I mixed prints! I'm so excited to share it with you.

Here's a little background on the fabric. I won this rayon challis fabric from Sly Fox Fabrics a little over a year ago. Sly Fox has some really cute prints. They also do a great job of curating their fabrics. They also have a collection of prints they have paired. The fabric quality is really good. Check them out.

I needed a dress to wear to Freedom Fest 2019 in Birmingham, AL.  I searched Pinterest for festival attire.  A lot of little shorts and even small tops showed up.  Sprinkled in between were a few cute maxi dresses that had mixed prints.  I remembered I had this fabric. Then, I remembered I had Simplicity 8635.  I thought this will work.  If not, I'll make it work. LOL

Thankfully, it turned out great. S8635 was very easy to construct. I was very happy to see that there are only a few pattern pieces. The directions were really easy to follow. I love that there are 3 variations for the back: give em a little back (views A & B), lace it up (C), and all the sexy (D). They also have a maxi-length skirt, knee-length skirt, and romper options.  I chose all the sexy in the maxi length.  You know I checked to see what the sewing community said about it. It had great reviews. So, I jumped on it.

I only made one adjustment. I added 2.5" to the bottom to give it the length I need for my 5'8" frame. I got that tip from someone on Pattern Review. I also submitted a review on Pattern Review. You can check my review on

It was a hit. My hubby liked it and honestly so did I. The compliments I received were just the icing on the cake.

This was a great make. I'm really excited about it. Do you have makes that just make you feel good?

Until Next Time, Smooches!



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