Abbey 3.0 Wishlist Item 1 – The Maxi Dress

I started the ball rolling for the Abbey 3.0 Birthday Sewing Challenge with The Maxi Dress. As a wardrobe staple, it is a must sew, just for its simplicity and its elegance. It can be worn daytime or night time. It can be worn during the cool spring or the hot summer. It can be worn with a cardigan to keep it casual or with a jacket to look more fancy, formal or even work-appropriate. And as long as it is designed to suit your body shape, it can be most flattering. These were some of my inspirations for my maxi dress:

Abbey 3.0 Wishlist Item 1 Inspiration

  1. Mimi G. – T-shirt Maxi Dress is just GORGEOUS!! BTW… Mimi is simply freaking AWESOME!!
  2. At Second Street – Maxi Dress Kalleen’s dress is made with a simple raglan tee pattern with elasticized neck and sleeves
  3. Sweet Verbena – Boho Maxi Dress is probably the most viral maxi dress tutorial online!
  4. Made It On A Monday – Sunshine Poured Out Maxi Dress is so cute, even maternity-sized!

And don’t even get me started on all those striped and chevron maxi dress that were all the rage this year!!! I so gotta make one of those too! But I digress…

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Abbey 3.0 Birthday Sewing Challenge

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Yup… In 17 days I will be 30 years old. THIRTY. And to celebrate I have committed myself to my own Me Made Challenge.

I want to sew at least eight (8) wardrobe pieces for myself for my 30th birthday. That’s the plan. I figure that I really need to do some actual functional stuff for me that I like and what better reason than my birthday right?

So here’s my birthday sewing wishlist:

Abbey 3.0 Wishlist

I know that the list is a bit ambitious, especially with me teaching a class 2 nights a week, but I’m going to try to tackle if not finish them all.

Wish me luck! It’s going to be a busy sewing month! So click on the button over there on the right side for the rest of this birthday adventure!


It’s OCTOBER!!!! Think Pink and Birthday Plans!


Yup, it’s October!!!!!! And I’m sure you have noticed that my usual purple blog is now pink. It’s going to stay pink for the entire month in support of breast cancer awareness.

Here in Barbados, the Breast Screening Programme of the Barbados Cancer Society has plenty activities planned for Pink Ribbon Week, which will be from October 1-7 this year. The most known activity will of course be the sale of pink ribbons at various locations across the island. Any donation you can make will aid in the purchase of a much-needed ultrasound machine for the Mammography Centre located at the Society’s headquarters here in Barbados.

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