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.