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Made by a Fabricista: Voluminous Denim

Can you believe it's Memorial Day weekend? Time during this pandemic is a very strange thing. Sometimes it seems that time is going so quickly that the days blur together and other times the hours creep by. I think I'm pretty well adjusted to this new normal. Doing my best to stay safe and sane. Sewing is definitely a big part of my self care. I hope you are well and have found some peace in these unpredictable times.


I'm still sewing even though I rarely leave the house and am not in need of new clothes. This voluminous gathered tent dress will be great to wear out on a hot summer day even if it's just my back yard.

Works belted as well
This tencel chambray is luxe, it has a smooth hand and gorgeous drape. I loved it so much that when it arrived I just kept petting it. LOL Then I had the hardest time deciding what to make. Does that happen to you? My first thought was and I had settled on McCall's 7936, but when one of my sewsistas mentioned the swing dress by Beaute Jadore I changed my plans. I remembered I had purchased the pattern earlier ithis year.


Cutting and sewing this fabric was a breeze! It is a tad transparent, but thanks to the fullness of the dress it's not an issue. I love the cornflower blue color. Unfortunately this color is sold out, but there are a few yards of the darker navy in stock here. I would also recommend any chambray, challis or light weight crepe.


What I might not recommend is this pattern- the Swing Dress by Beaute Jadore - at least to beginners. The construction is simple and straightforward if you've been sewing for a little while, which is good because the instructions are minimal. I would also caution those new to pdf patterns as the printing and assembly of this pattern is unlike any other I've made. Check out my sewalong video (here) to see what I mean.


All that said, I love the dress! It's a perfect dress for a hot summer day. I can't wait until we can go to local festivals and outdoor concerts to wear this dress. It's chic enough to look dressed up, but comfy and light enough not to be miserable in the heat.


See you next month!

Tiffany





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  1. Tiffany this is perfect for a hot & humid summer day...even in the backyard! Love this!

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    1. Thanks. I going to wear it, if only to the grocery store!

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  2. What an unusual dress, and quite a bit different from your usual interests, however, it looks great, and sure meets the relaxed summer dress requirement. I bought chambray recently too, it is a wonderful fabric to always have on hand.

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    1. It is different for me for sure,but it is cozy.

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  3. It looks so cute and comfy! I am working on a loose fitting, breeze dress. I’m so excited to have it for summer!

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  4. I have been back to look at this three times, I am a fan. I just got a challis in a mystery bundle from Fabric mart. This dress is not my usual go to but I have 4 yards and it may be just what I need to do after making so many items donated to HCWs.

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