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Friday, June 14, 2013

Another Maxi

How in the world did I ever miss sewing this pattern?

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I decided I wanted a fast and easy project and this certainly fit the bill. I made a 1" FBA and rotated it to the bottom of the bodice as gathers. I also changed the pattern dart to gathering. It worked out perfectly! Other than an FBA I added two inches to the length and omitted the elastic at the waist. Not sure what purpose the elastic served but I made an executive decision to leave it off.



The fabric is from Fabric. com. It has 4-way stretch. I used it sideways to showcase the border print. I cut two front bodices trying to get a perfectly centered design, but failed miserably on both parts. Other sewers  may notice it but probably no one else. From start to finish it only took about two hours. This is a sure winner and I'm wondering why it took me so long to try it.

11 comments:

  1. OMG this is sooooooo stinkin' cute! I have this pattern and I keep meaning to sew it up and then summer passes me by! If I evah get my sewing room back, I just moved this pattern up on my list!

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  2. Why did we ever give up on wearing maxis? They are such fun. Absolutely love your dress. Post a picture of you in it when you get a chance.

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  3. Very, very nice and the fabric is gorgeous!

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  4. Yet another winner. Easy maxi style but I can see the "dress me up or down" possibilities. The fabric makes my made my tongue hang out just a little bit because it's so nice!

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  5. Love it. I would also love to see a pic on. The fabric is gorgeous. This is one of the first patterns I purchased when I started sewing a year and half ago. Must bring it out in Summer. Great job.

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  6. This turned out great! This is my favorite of my dress patterns. I must make another one!

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  7. Great way to use the print. I love how the hem border matches the bodice. Very nice!

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  8. I love this pattern and I love your version. Now I m going to have to look for a border print to work with.

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  9. OMG! Your dress is stunning in that fabric, love attack happening now. coincidentally, I am wearing mine today but is nowhere as stunning as this! Beautiful!!!

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