Hey hey! I get to reveal my April BeeBox fabric make from Vinegar + Honey Co today! (Confession: this fabric reached me yesterday and I’ve already made and worn my new outfit. I guess I was a little excited, haha.)
This month was another fabric that I wouldn’t necessarily pick for myself, but i adore the end results, so I’m glad that it was sent to me! Comfort zone be damned!
There was a little mishap with the supply levels of BeeBox fabrics, so some of us received different fabrics than others. However, it was seriously no big deal. Team VHCO let us know ahead of time, and still sent us a fabulous cut of fabric. I think a true test of customer service is seeing how something is handled with things don’t go as planned. The girls made sure to take care of their BeeBoxers. So A++ from me on the customer service front! (Thanks ladies.)
This time around was a 2-yard slice of this rayon blend, with a springy/Aztec feel to it. It took a little bit of staring at my pattern arsenal to decide what to make. I KNEW it had to be a dress. But which one?
I decided upon a Made for Mermaids mash-up! I took the skirt portion of the Mama Isabel and the bodice portion of the Mama Joy and made this flirty little thing! I love me a tulip hem…so the skirt is a total seller for me. I haven’t seen it used with a non-wrap top yet, so I thought I’d go for it!
The skirt piece is a little slimmer than what my other Isabels are, but that’s because I wanted to make sure the tulip cross-over covered a little more ground…and would be a little safer if the wind blew up my skirt. So I made sure to catch more of the edge of it into the side seams on both sides. Otherwise, I kept everything about the patterns the same.
You might think I’m crazy to have paired a bold stripe with this already bold print. But, I felt like it needed to be a statement piece. The stripes still go the same horizontal direction. And the colors are already showcased in the skirt portion. Plus, because of my coloring (both hair and skin) I wasn’t sure I wanted that peach color right up by my face.
I was super nervous about my decision once it was sewn together. It’s kind of how I roll. I start out super confident about my non-traditional choices, get a good bit of the way through and have massive self doubt, and then try the piece on (usually it’s best to do that during the light of day) and end up loving what I’ve made. Confidence in my loud decisions restored!
If you want to get in on the BeeBox fun, you should! It’s only $19/month and you’re guaranteed to have some fabulous fabric sent your direction every month, for as long as you want to be subscribed to it. Head over HERE for the deets.
And for the patterns used:
Made for Mermaids Mama Joy | Made for Mermaids Mama Isabel
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