The Brazilian Connection

I have something finished to show you!! Something that is not a Scout Tee, woven or otherwise πŸ˜‰
The Brazillian Connection

This dress is super special because the lovely Rachel sent me this gorgeous fabric from Brazil!! We got to spend some quality time together on her last trip to New York and have kept in touch since then. I so wish I could nip off to the UK for some more Rachel time!
The Brazillian Connection

This fabric (which has something of a Basquiat flavor going on, imho) was practically screaming MAXI DRESS, so I had to have Jamie Cristina’s Mission Maxi, of course. Both fabric and pattern have been waiting for their day in the sun and they better be satisfied because it was worn on perhaps the hottest day of my entire life! Jeez was it hot out, yesterday!

The Brazillian Connection

Rachel got to see a teeny bit of Brooklyn while here, but next time, we HAVE to visit DUMBO!! All of the photos in this post were snapped there. I took the kiddies for their first stroll around and ride on the carousel.

IMG_8281Hiya, moody photo of the kiddies!

Jane's CarouselWe threw rocks in the water, played in the park and one of us (me) felt VERY grateful for the not-so-gross public bathroom.

The Brazillian Connection

The Brazillian Connection

This photo gives you a glimpse of the ONLY thing I didn’t like about this pattern, the width of the straps. I wish I’d thought to widen them, the armhole/neckband application was NOT a fun time. I’m not completely happy with that area, but after wearing (and feeling awesome in) this dress all day, it’s a non-issue.

The Brazillian Connection

I also walk really fast and take long strides. I could have used a little more room to groove around the bottom, even though this is a combo of sizes already. Four at the upper/bust area, around 8 at the lower waistline (about where lowrise jeans would sit) and 10 for the rest. This was mostly in an effort to fit the pattern pieces onto the width I had and still have room for my hips, but other than the tummy area being a bit snug, I think it works!

Now I really want to make View C!


75 thoughts on “The Brazilian Connection

  1. You should feel awesome – you LOOK awesome! You’re right – this fabric was begging to be a Mission Maxi!

    I keep waffling about view C. I bought a piece of fabric to make it a couple months ago, but keep chickening out! So you should go first, so I can see how it looks πŸ™‚

  2. This dress is DIVINE! The fabric makes me weak in the knees and it fits you like a glove. I think I would wear this maxi 7 days a week if it were in my closet. Brilliant.

  3. WOW!! Not only was that fabric totally made to be a maxi dress, but it was absolutely made to be worn by YOU. It’s like a match made in heaven! You look stunning, ma’am!

    I had to laugh at your mention of the bathroom, made me remember my desperate scope-out for a bathroom while we were at the flea. Haha!!

  4. You look absolutely gorgeous in this!!!! The fabric is a perfect match to the pattern and the fit is spot on! I’ve only made the tank top version on this which came out a little too tight and I also had issues with the width of the straps so I put this pattern aside. I need to rethink that.

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