Monday, August 3, 2015

Sew What?.........Cynthia Rowley Shift Dress, that's what!



If you're looking for a quick and easy cute shift dress. look no further, cause this is it RIGHT here! This dress can be made in an hour, seriously you only need an hour! The pattern consists of a 1 front piece 2 back pieces two tie pieces and you use bias for the armholes and the neckline. That is it! This is a dress you can wear anywhere dress it up or down, if you notice I like versatility. The dress is on the short side so if you are not into short dresses just add some length to the pattern. I used this light cotton African print that I got from Joann's and was mad as heck when I saw it at my local Walmart for $2.97 a yard! Ya'll know I paid way more than $2.97 at Joann's. Happy Sewing!
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  1. Love it Michelle! I am working on the short version just haven't had a chance to finish it yet! LOLl I love what you did here and I'm really feeling the fabric!
    Shari
    Mydailythreadz

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    1. Thanks Shari, girl that dress takes 15 minutes, you better get on that! I love this fabric.

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  2. This is flirty and cute, I will definitely pull out this pattern.Wal-Mart selling African print? That's a wow.

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    1. Thanks, I agree it's super cute and YES my Walmart had a few prints, I bought the whole bolt of a purple print that they had for $2.97....so now I check each time I go to the store to see if they have anything.

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  3. I just bought this pattern because it is so cute! Inspired to SEW it!

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    1. SEW IT!!!! The dress is so simple and so cute.

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  4. WoW...You are sew inspiring...the dress is just Beautiful:)

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    1. Thanks a bunch, that's what I aim to do is inspire!

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  5. So pretty...on the hunt for this pattern now. Thanks for aharing.

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    1. Go head Queen this pattern is worth it! Super easy and you can make them over and over and over and over.........you get what I'm saying!

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    2. I am getting ready to make this one as well. I love shift dresses because of my body shape. Your fabric choice makes this simple dress pop. Prayerfully, mine will look half as good as yours.

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    3. Awesome, I am making some for myself [in Plus size] and I hope that it looks OK on me. I may make i a maxi but I shall post pics, if not on the blog on FB or IG. Let me know if you make it and share.

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  6. Niceeee, luv it, beautiful fabric and shoes :-).

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    1. Thank you, yeah I really like this fabric and if only I could wear those shoes!

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  7. Saw your link over at Two Uses Tuesday and wanted to check your dress out! Looks really cute and your blog is so inspiring. I'm now following you by GFC! Maybe I'll get back into sewing - that is, when I'm not crafting!

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    1. Thanks and a little sewing is good for the soul.......OK maybe it's not that deep but it can be fun. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Okay Gurl you aint right, there you go with all this good quick stitch stuff, LOL!!! I'm adding this to my pattern list, to pick up this week at Joann since the patterns will be on sale. Thanks!!! (aka sewfab), this is beautiful!!!, LOL!!!

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    1. Jennifer....you better stop, this dress is soooooo simple, so simple, you can sew this dress is a hour, not more than two, TOPS! make sure you tag me when you finish it!!

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    2. Okay qween, I'm all over this dress!!!! I'll shoot you a pic fresh off the needle, LOL!!!!

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  9. I LOOOVE this dress and the fabric just makes it on point. Michelle, Thank you for all of your inspiration, You inspire me and I am sure a lot of us out here. I will be picking up this pattern and checking out my local Walmart :)

    Have a good rest of your week!

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    1. Thanks so much Jacki, those are nice things to hear! have fun with this dress and please share on my FB page if you would! You enjoy your week as well!

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  10. I'm thinking this could be the perfect little black dress.

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    1. ohhhh you're right! I hadn't thought about that! Thanks~

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    2. Very Nice. This is so perfect for summer!!!

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    3. Thanks Roz it sure is perfect for the summer. I love the look of this little number. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Wow!! Great fabric choice for this dress. I am loving trapeze dresses, have already made one but seeing this one on you makes me want to get this pattern too.

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    1. Yeah these dresses can be forgiving to a lot of ladies, that's what I love about it! Oh and the fabric I had in my stash itching to cut it and then came this pattern!

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  12. Hi Michelle, thanks so much for commenting on my blog. Love the pix of you smiling! Seriously, an hour?? Can't beat that!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, that's my daughter in the dress. She doesn't like to smile in her pics because she says she has fat cheeks.

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    1. Thanks I agree it's so cute I may even make myself one next summer. It was easy to make.

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  14. This dress is a super cute and fun. The fabric is unexpected. Nice job.

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    1. I LOVE THIS SIMPLE DRESS!!!!! I will be making some for myself next summer!

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  15. Where can I find the actual pattern? Love this dress so much!!

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