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Topic: Maxi Dress for Summer (now with mini tutorial on pg 2)  (Read 17549 times)
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« on: April 24, 2008 06:49:16 PM »

SO I've been totally dreaming of making this dress for over a month now and I was finally able to take advantage of getting sick long enough to pattern it out and make it. I've been totally inspired by the Maxi dresses I keep seeing in magazines and I thought that with a little alteration, I could make one that would flatter my shape.

I don't know what's going on with the darts in that pic...anyway, as you can see I simplified the design a bit by getting rid of the ruffled hem (too heavy!) and eliminating the sleeves (too old fashioned!). There was also originally a grey belt that made things look a bit Directoire and frumpy.

I'm pretty pleased with what I came up with and I can't wait until I can wear it out! Can you say picnic?
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008 06:59:50 PM »

Beautiful!!!!  So flattering, I love it and I would buy this off the rack at a store for myself!

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008 07:26:34 PM »

That is awsome!  It looks great.  I'm not a big dress-wearer but, I'd definately wear this one.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008 08:46:05 PM »

Wow! I love it! I love the colors and the fabric! (although I thinks it looks more like an evening dress than a summery dress)

And it's very flattering!

I love how it looks like you're wearing one of those mini coats (bolero? shrug?)

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008 08:52:33 PM »

That is just perfect!  It suits you beautifully, well done!  And I covet that leafy fabric, so nice!

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008 10:25:14 PM »

Lovely Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008 10:47:19 PM »

That is so cute and really flattering.

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2008 01:46:03 AM »

I love the way the skirt falls! So nice! The top is flattering too, even with no sleeves.
Could I ask you a small question?  Smiley, Is the skirt a square piece just gathered in the right places? Or is it shapes? ...like "A" shapes or trapezoids (lol) or whatever they're called...It's ok if you don't have time to answer, I think the dress looks great on you, very nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008 03:56:41 AM »

It really is beautiful, and you look lovely in it.  I think I have a similar body shape as you - any hope for some pattern tips?

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2008 05:36:36 AM »

This is so pretty, and looks amazing on you! I would love to have this dress.  Smiley


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