Monday, July 09, 2012

Sorbetto Maxi: In Progress

A peek at what I've been working on the past few days...

The pattern is the free Colette Sorbetto tank top, lengthened 36" to "maxi dress" length!  I gathered the front instead of pleating, and added a smidge of width at the name (grading to the armhole edge) so that I could add a drawstring waist.

The fabric is a cotton law that I got from Fashion Fabrics Club quite a while back...maybe even last year. 

For the drawstring, I decided to do an exposed casing:

That was a lot of skirt to tuck out of the way while trying to pin/sew in place, let me tell you!

Just needs a hem, and armhole bindings and it'll be ready to wear!  I'll snap some photos later this week to share of the finished dress. 

In bloggy news...
You might notice a new Crowdwise widget on the right and a new ad disclaimer on the left.  I'm about to collect my first "earnings" check from adsense or amazon (I can't remember which).  This blog has never been a "money maker" for me, nor do I ever expect it to become so.  I already work full time, so I've never needed this site to be an income generator. However, if a few clicks can earn pennies for charities, I'm all in!

I've been pondering what to do with the ad monies, small though they may be, and have decided to set up a Crowdrise page.  My chosen charity for the foreseeable future is Mary's Meals.  Mary's Meals provides one meal per day in a school setting to poverty stricken children in several countries around the world.  Their mission is two-fold, to feed the hungry who might otherwise go unfed, and to do so in a school setting so as to provide a tangible way to climb out of poverty: an education.

If you're unfamiliar with the mechanisms of Crowdrise, my donation site is set up to forward all monies donated to the Mary's Meals USA charity by default.  I never see or receive those donations.  BUT if you feel motivated to donate to this very worthy cause, I'll see and appreciate and send you virtual XOXO!

Otherwise, anytime you click an ad on the left sidebar and purchase something from an affiliate, I receive a few pennies on the dollar.  I will personally forward all ad revenue to my Crowdrise page as those monies come in (and keep you updated!)  In fact, I've already sent in a $20 donation from my Mr. Rebates account earnings for the month of July!

Happy Monday everyone!

1 comment:

  1. First, I can't wait to see your dress. I love the fabric! Second, good on you for donating the ad revenue to charity! Good luck with that. The meals program sounds like a great organization doing great work.
    Take care,


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