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The three pattern dress that took a month to finish:Simplicity 8383

  Guys so my sewing mojo has been pretty much non- existent-hence the reason it has taken me over a month to finish the hem of this simple dress,lol..  This dress is Simplicity 8383 and I was so gun-ho  in making this dress, that I went out and purchased the pattern and paid full price, as I couldn't bare to wait the shipping out, then only to take a month to hem said dress that I just had to have :)..

This pattern is very easy. If you have any sewing experience, the instructions would not be of importance to you. The view that I made, view C, has only four pattern pieces:front, back, neck band, and the arm hole binding pattern pieces for the arm holes. I made the 16 and added four inches to the dress and I was still only able to do a tiny hem, so be mindful if you're only the taller end like myself. For the fabric, I used a rayon blend knit fabric that I purchased from a local vendor here in Hawaii some time ago, and I really adore the drape and movement of this fabric.

I also chose to leave off the zipper. I found that I was able to easily get this over this huge head just fine, so I just left the zipper off. For the hem, I just did a standard twin needle, but this project really had me jonesing for a cover-stitch machine, and I  may just have to get one, hmm..

My other passion: getting in shape!
But in other non sewing news, I've been busy keep myself active. Doing a ton of Zumba, Turbo Kick, Cardio Kickboxing and hiking. Also,my husband also came home from deployment recently, so it's been so awesome just having my other half home for a few.. Here are few happenings that I've been up to lately. You can follow me over on IG @sewmytime if you'd like to.

Lanikai Pill Box Hiking trail

Wearing M7543 out with the hubby last Saturday!

 Well, that's all I have for now, guys! I'm not sure what's up next. I'm just trying to get back into the flow of things, ya know?! 
         ~As Always Be Blessed and Nothin' Less and Continue to Stay Fearlessly Fierce! ~Candice


  1. That is the cutest dress Candice. Love the color!

  2. Love this on you! You can see that all of your hard work has paid off...lovely dress on a beautiful woman!

    1. Thanks Carolyn! It's sure isn't easy, but it's worth it! Thanks again, Carolyn.

  3. If you are not a professional model, you should be - you are gorgeous!

    1. I'm not Katt, but that sure would be an awesome opportunity!

  4. If you are not a professional model, you should be - you are gorgeous!

  5. Candice, I love this dress on you! The color of the fabric and the style is simply elegant! Also, I agree with Katt (above) are gorgeous!!

  6. You definitely hit this one out of the park!! Love the color on you! I am helping a friend make this pattern in version B I believe. I'll check out your IG. 😊

  7. You look fabulous. The dress and color look great on you.

  8. That color is everything! It may have taken a while to finish it but it was worth it. You look beautiful.

  9. Love it! The color, the fit, the drape - perfection! And I know exactly where you took the dress pics :-). Fort Shafter was my last duty assignment; I can't believe it's been two years since I left the island! I miss the hiking so much. Continue to enjoy the beautiful weather and having your hubby home!!


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