I'm smitten with Seamingly Smitten Patterns!!

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Ok, so if you are one of my blog followers, you know how much I am in love with Seamingly Smitten Sewing Patterns.  If you are new, well you will quickly learn that these patterns rock!  I have been testing for Jenny for about 9 months now, and I have to say that I have loved EVERYTHING I have sewn from her!  Her patterns are easy to understand, sew up super quick, and are among some of the best staple pieces in my wardrobe!

I love that I can take one of Jenny's patterns and follow it to the "T", and the result is great!  But, I can also put my own spin on it, tweak it ever so slightly, and come up with something just as great, because her patterns have great "bones" if you will!

I have sewn way too many of these patterns to count, so I had a hard time picking which pattern to show off.  I decided to go with the ever popular maxi dress, and chose theMagazine Street Maxi Dress.  This pattern is great for all sizes and shapes, which is why I love it so much!  

During testing, I made this awesome version with a jersey top and crepe bottom!  I love the mix of casual fabrics with dressier ones.  This is one of my favorite color combinations!  Anything paired with coral is perfect for summertime!

I knew I wanted to mix it up a bit, so I decided on shortening the skirt to just below the knee.  Ok, I confess.  My real reason for shortening the skirt is I only had enough fabric for a shorter skirt and my husband probably would have locked me up in my room without my sewing machine if I went and bought more fabric!  Either way, I couldn't be happier with the results.  In fact, when I put it on, my husband told me it looks 100% off the rack, which I'm sure all you seamstresses out there agree, that is the BEST compliment to receive!!

Meet the Magazine Street Dress!  She still boasts the adorable cap sleeves in the original version, but has a flirty shorter skirt and is perfect for those hot summer days!  And I know this dress will be a great transition piece into the fall.  Pair it with boots and a cardigan, maybe even a cute scarf.  The possibilities are endless!

I LOVE, the shorter version really just as much as the maxi!  Most summer days you can find me in a maxi skirt or dress, but sometimes you need to show off those legs!  Don't you agree?!?!

I adore the scoop neck and back in this pattern!  The bodice is always a perfect fit and so flattering!  I love that Jenny included options for both tank and cap sleeve.  I think we should talk her into designing a 3/4 sleeve for this too!! :)  How cute would that be?!?!

Besides changing the length of the skirt, the only change I made was to forgo enclosing the elastic where the bodice and skirt meet.  I chose to sew the elastic right onto my seam allowance!  

The Magazine Street Maxi pattern is a very quick sew.  You can make this is a few hours, and the end result is fabulous, regardless of if you follow the instructions word for word, or you like to throw caution to the wind and mix things up a bit!

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Thanks so much to Jenny from Seamingly Smitten for letting me be a part of this great blog tour!  And don't forget to pay a visit to all the other amazing contributors!  


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  1. I agree with you about the 3/4 sleeve. It's my go to sleeve length. You look awesome and it really does look off the rack!

  2. It does look like it is off the rack (which is always my goal.) I am in love with your latest version!

  3. Love these colors on you! I agree too! 3/4 should do done!

  4. I love the cap sleeves for summer, but what'll we wear this fall? 3/4 we need! Thanks for sewing along with Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition!

  5. It looks great. The color and fabric mixes work really well. Ya summer dresses!