Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Maxi Dress Sew-Along...Quatrefoils and lawn

My first dress for the Maxi Dress sew-along, sponsored by That's Sew Amy. It's my version of the BurdaStyle Tiered Maxi Dress, the same pattern and changes that I used for my pink Valentines dress in February -  back when it was cool in Florida, and the mosquitoes stayed in the Everglades.

There will be no more photo shoots in the garden until the weather breaks. We're supposed to have thunderstorms this afternoon, and my fingers are crossed. The temps drop about 15 degrees with a good rain.

I've been living in my pink dress, and it finally occurred to me that I could make another one. I've had 5 yards of this cotton lawn in my stash for months, and I just didn't think about it. I so seldom wear blue. But I love it! Cool and light.

I have one more maxi planned before the sew-along ends in mid-July.The fabric is here and laundered, and the pattern (McCalls 7080) is on its way. It'll be a nice project for my visit with the kitties while Ashley and Darrin are at Comic-Con.

Notes from the garden...

Two days ago a red parakeet visited the birdbath for a drink and a wash. Beautiful, and unusual in my yard. I usually see the parakeets and parrots in the early evening - they fly in flocks to their 'home' trees. No picture...the one I took through the porch screen looks like a screen.

Last week, this giant swallowtail spent 14 hours in the guava tree. He was about 4" across. 

And then there's Mr. Cuban Knight Anole, Jr. He's noticeable and long at about 12" from his nose to tip of his tail, but he's a juvenile - he will reach almost 20" by next year. He's very active in the guava, and fun to watch.

What a show off!

Bye for now, Coco


  1. Very pretty dress and I really like your fabric.

  2. I love your little kingdom full of beauty!

  3. Love the blue! I enjoy your pictures of nature too.

  4. Your dress is lovely! Looks so cool and summery.

  5. Very Pretty, Coco! It does look extremely cool and comfy. What pretty wildlife you have in your backyard.

  6. I like the fullness of the maxi along with the slim sleeves. Very pretty on you Coco.


I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco