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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Black Maxi

I've been wanting a black maxi all season. Can this be considered an "LBD?" It could be a long black dress. LOL



The fabric is from the clearance section at JoAnn's last year. The pattern is Butterick 5893. This time instead of having the gathers under the bust, I rotated them to the center front. I cut the skirt and bodice back on the crossgrain. The bodice front has a seam in the center front. The gathers camouflages it nicely. The neckline and armhole opening are finished with 5/8" foldover elastic. I didn't sew a hem as the salvage edge serves nicely just as it is. Maxi dresses are my summer "uniform." As soon as the bedroom remodel is done, I expect to make at least a couple more maxis before the season is over.

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  1. Wonderful LBD!!! As in why not LONG BLACK DRESS!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Wendy. Glad you like it and agree it iss an LBD!

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  2. Lovely LBD... it looks great on you.

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    1. Thanks Shelia. I love it. The fabric is fabulous. It feels like a warm hug!

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  3. That's a terrific maxi, and looks great. They are much more cooler and comfy in these sweltering temps than shorts. I LOVE your bag. Wherever did you find it?

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    1. Thanks Gwen. The bag is from the "Nicole Lee Premium" collection. I have it in a dark navy as well. While I usually go for much bigger bags, I absolutely love this shape and size. BTW I work at an upscale full service salon that also sells jewelry and purses. Needless to say, I have too much of both!

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  4. I really like this long black dress on you, and I like the change you made with the seam and gather in the center of the bodice. It's very flattering. I have to make this maxi for a friend/client and just got this pattern at the last Joann's sale. I might have to try this version as well as the regular version.

    I love your handbag as well.

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  5. Thanks Andrea. Your client will not be disappointed!

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  6. You're killing me with how you're using this pattern! I love this!

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  7. Looks so awesome and relaxing!

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