Pinterest is driving me crazy. Has anyone else noticed this? All of a sudden my feed has blown up with "chosen for you" pins selected, apparently, by an algorithm that doesn't take into account whether I have already pinned said item. It's super-annoying, because in at least half the cases, I HAVE already pinned said item. This a) tells me that Pinterest has kind of become a closed loop and b) I don't check it much anymore. I do still use it to pin things (mostly sewing related) that I find online, but the feed is kind of useless to me now.
BUT, yesterday I logged on and saw, at the top of my feed, the Boho-Maxi Dress tutorial from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, selected especially for me. I had actually pinned this ages ago, but had forgotten about it. My girls have been dying for maxi dresses and I wasn't sure what I would sew for the last day of this KCW. It was serendipitous.
Anyway, as this dress requires nearly 2 yards of 45" wide fabric in my girls' sizes, I had to dig into the mama fabric stash box. I found this paisley pima cotton lawn I got over a year ago at FabricMart. When it arrived I immediately regretted the purchase - I couldn't think what I would possibly make myself with it. So it went into the bottom of the stash box. When I presented the girls with their fabric choices, though, little sister immediately grabbed it and called dibs. I'm really glad she did because this stuff was a dream to sew. It gathered perfectly, pressed crisply, and didn't make my machine crazy.
The pattern is very cute and sews up quickly. The straps are a little wide for my taste but that is easily remedied in a future version (and big sister has also chosen fabric from the mama stash box, destined for the same pattern).
Six sundresses, two pairs of pajamas and the completion of a pile of WIPs later, this KCW is over! I am not quite sure what I will do with myself now.