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Mrs. E. and her family were the good neighbors who lived across the street from me and my family while growing up.IMG_4915They were already in the neighborhood when my parents moved in, in the late sixties.  She and Virginia had sewing in common.  Last year, at the age of 90,  Mrs. E. passed away.  Not long after she passed, her granddaughter invited me into her sewing space to pick any fabric that I wanted…nothing was off limits.IMG_4903  She had notions…lots of notions, patterns…lots of patterns, fabric…lots of fabric and several sewing machines.  Certain fabrics required more pondering than others.  This was one that I selected without hesitation.IMG_4900  I was immediately drawn to the collaboration of blues, green and creme colors.  I initially thought that florals completed the print but later discovered that those are leaves.IMG_4907The fabric has a slight sheen on the right side and reminds me of a lightweight version of peachskin.  It definitely has some polyester in it and perhaps even satin? and/or rayon?  It doesn’t breath all that well.  This dress is better worn on cool days or if humidity abounds…some place inside, in the A/C.IMG_4896I’d envisioned this fabric made up in a couple of…okay… make that a few, different patterns but in the end, settled on Burda 6732, View B.  A “super easy” loose fitting dress that also fit the “No Closures” bill.  I cannot tell you how comfortable this dress is.  Let me just say, I’ve worn it more than a few times since completion and each time, I pause before grabbing it, trying to ensure ample time between donning!IMG_4905I broke the print up some by adding ready made seam binding around the pockets and the cord cover of the drawstring.  This pattern is another one of those purchases from the Hancock’s Liquidation in Indiana.

It’s a great pattern.  Super easy to make and well drafted.  I highly recommend this one!

Until next time…PEACE AND BLESSINGS!