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« on: June 28, 2012 08:53:25 AM »

I made this last year, but for whatever reason didn't bother to take photos until today. I don't remember how or why, but I discovered the free patterns on Burda, including this fantastic dress by Dixie DIY via her blog and decided that of course an asymmetric jersey maxi dress would be a perfect first dressmaking project. I found this amazing purple burn-out zebra jersey in the clearance section at Jo-Ann's and HAD to buy it. All of it. I think it was about 4 yards, but honestly I don't remember now. As the fabric was sheer in places, it's lined to the knee, and because the fabric was so flimsy, and being 18 feet tall a floor length maxi uses up a lot of fabric, I added a layer of an old t shirt between the inner and outer layers of the bodice to give it a little more substance. I love this dress. Because front and back are identical, it can be worn on either shoulder too. I need to find more opportunities to wear it because it's super fun.




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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012 09:07:25 AM »

I love this! Usually animal prints seem to busy to me but this just works perfectly! I need to try to make my own maxi dress - being only 5'2" it's virtually impossible to find any that fit me in the stores!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012 11:08:08 AM »

Ooh, that is lovely! Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012 11:12:57 AM »

Super cute! And your seams look so clean. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012 11:27:05 AM »

It looks lovely and so soft and comfy. Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012 07:22:22 PM »

I love your dress!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012 10:40:44 AM »

Gorgeous! Love the fabric so much.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012 09:53:52 AM »

love this dress , and Im amazed at your skill with burn out jersey - its some very tricky stuff to work with , and you managed to make it look neat and structured without the jersey stretching all out of shape , great job
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2012 06:12:29 PM »

I'm a little overwhelmed by the amazing comments about my dress, and from some of my favourite and most admired [read:stalked] craftsters. *Skips off feeling all proud and stuff*
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012 04:31:24 PM »

I love this soooooooo much, the closest JoAnn's is an hour from here, we have hancocks and HobbyLobby and they aren't that great with knits and other fabrics. How do you use those free patterns? Do you print them out and tape them together?
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