I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The hubby and I have been on a little hiatus in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We're just getting back and I must admit it's very nice to be home! Don't get me wrong, we love our vacations, but there is no place like home! I won't bore you with a ton photos, but at the end of this post, I'd like to show you a few shots of the beautiful resort where we stayed. It was called the Hacienda Encantada and let me tell you, it truly lived up to the name's meaning..."Enchanted Estate"!
Before I left for vacation, I made a quick dress to take along for the trip. Let me tell you, "quick" is an understatement! McCalls 6752 is super quick and easy! I made a top from this pattern earlier this year, View C (the purple top). This time I made View D! The dress.
I used fabric from my stash, I believe I got it from Michael Levine's a while back. A multi-colored Rayon Lycra knit?...yellow, powder blue, brown and white. It was a perfect match for this pattern. I made a size 10 without any alterations. However, next time I will alter the bodice and make it a smaller size. I ended up "fussing" with the bodice the entire time I was wearing it during my vacation because of the "drape-osis"! It looked good, I just didn't want my girls hanging out if you know what I mean. That's ok, I'll fix it next time and I will be making this again soon!
Sorry about the bad lighting everyone, I was in a hurry to get the shots before leaving.
I really, really enjoyed wearing this dress! It was extremely comfortable even with the front draping periodically! We took a dinner cruise to see what's called "The Arches" (I'll include a photo below), where there was LOT'S of dancing and it was still very comfortable! I love this dress!
All of you sewers will notice that I turned the fabric horizontally for the skirt...that was definitely intentional. As you know, Rayon Lycra knit has a two-way stretch, so it was not a problem. I really like how it turned out too! Thanks for stopping by and again, Happy Thanksgiving!
(If you're interested, below I have some photos of the resort and the rock formation we saw referred to as "The Arches")
This was a shot my hubby took of a pool at the resort at night. Pretty good for a iPhone photo from a balcony!
Dinner cruise to see "The Arches".
We saw this beautiful sunset from our balcony for 8 days straight! You can say it was HARD to go back to work!