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Calypso Sunset Dress

This tropical feel summer dress puts me in the mood for sunshine and sweet music!
Hello Minerva readers, I’m so excited to share this make with you. I’ve been thwarted with obstacles from the get-go the last few weeks. But I’m happy, I didn’t try to get the project out the door before it was truly ready. If I did, I’m positive the error percentage would’ve been high.

By now, I don’t think it’s a mystery to anyone in the sewing community, that I love halter dresses. This dress is from the May 2019 BurdaStyle, it’s the Halter Style Dress Style #101. Halter styles are great to show-off strong shoulders. The fabric brings this pattern to life, its vibrant and attractive.

As always, the moment I see a fabric, I know exactly the sort of dress, top, or skirt it works. The Scuba Crepe Fabric comes in many colors but I chose the one with this lovely aqua base. Mainly because it has purple in it and reminds me of easy breezy summer days!

The feel of this fabric is just great, it has a slight crepe feel and good recovery. I always try to find fabric that has a perfect balance with elastane and structure. Yes! It’s great for beach vacations, lovely draping blouses and more.

This dress is a winner because it’s a remarkably flattering design with a snug neckline band. The halter style is very flattering for those with a smaller bustline. If you like twirling dresses, this is the one for you, the swinging skirt panel cascades softly around the hips.

I’ve received so many compliments on the day I wore this dress for the photo-shoot and at my niece’s graduation party. It has everything to do with the pairing of a knock-out fabric with a runway style design! This is my go to dress for the summer dinner parties and get-togethers!

Until my next post, have a wonderful summer!


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