Paint Daub Maxi


My first post for Cali Fabrics is now up! I made this maxi in early July, using the Comino Cap bodice, and the skirt from the Sallie Jumpsuit and Dress pattern. I can tell this dress is a favourite because it’s what I reached for on the first day of ESL camp, and another time to meet a friend I haven’t seen in 10 years. When an outfit is what you want to wear to look trustworthy for work AND fun for friends, it’s a winner!

(I was also wearing this dress the day I bought the crazy border print for my latest tent dress, and it entertained me how similar the colour scheme is on the two fabrics. This dress is part of why I bought that fabric!) 


For those of you that are curious (as I would be!) here’s the arrangement the #Caliblogsquad has with Cali Fabrics: We get a set allowance periodically (not monthly as with most blogger networks), and we blog about what we make with our fabric. We choose what to make, which fabric to use, and get complete control over what we say about it. As you can tell from my fabric haul videos in the past, I’ve been really happy with my orders from Cali Fabrics, so it was a no-brainer to partner with them.

You can read more about the dress on the Cali Fabrics blog! (Please come over and say hi or follow – the blogging team is 20 people strong, including a few of my favourite bloggers!) There’s also a giveaway to win a $100 gift certificate, which at Cali prices, would go a LONG way!

21 thoughts on “Paint Daub Maxi

  1. LOVE your maxi Gillian! I nearly added that jersey to my last order, and now I’m regretting it. It’s rather magnificent! I also swoon over printed jerseys.


  2. Wow, just wow! You look great in those colours and the style is impeccable. Your sewing skills and outfits are soooo inspiring Gillian!


    1. Thanks Liz! The Comino Cap bodice is a favourite – I’ve probably made it 8 times at least? And I always love it!


    1. Thanks Helen! This print and the one I used for the Groove dress this week are making me think that maybe I CAN wear yellow, as long as it’s mixed in with other colours I love! 🙂


    1. Hahaha! When I was meeting the all-Muslim, all new-to-Canada parents of my ESL camp kids, I thought being slightly covered might be a good thing! Though the bare shoulders came out pretty quickly after that! 😉

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  3. Another awesome dress – and it’s so cool to see you on the Cali blog! Although I probably won’t be ordering from the US anytime soon, the exchange is just killer :(.


  4. What a cool print! I can’t think of anything more perfect for an art teacher, and the neckline/cap sleeve combo sits really beautifully on you. I’m so bummed I missed the call for bloggers. Dash my postpartum lack of internetting. I’ve been to Cali Fabrics brick and mortar and I love their stuff, and you’re right about $100 going far too.


    1. I’m heading to a cottage for a week, and I have this plan to bring only my favourite summer dresses! Including this one, of course. I have so many clothes that I don’t end up wearing things as much as I’d like, especially when I’m at home and just wear pjs al day. So get ready, cottage town, I’m going to be overdresses and fabulous! 😉


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