Friday, 14 August 2015

70's Vibe Summer Maxi:)

"They (Jesus and His disciples) came to Capernaum. When He was in the house, He asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road? But they all kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."
He took a little child and had him stand among them, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in My name welcomes Me; and whoever welcomes Me does not welcome Me but the one who sent Me.
      Mark 9:33-37

 
      Well, I think it has a 70's vibe;) I think this is the first maxi dress I've ever owned, let alone made myself! I typically shy away from long skirts & dresses, usually preferring shorter and more fitted looks. I found myself drawn to this pattern after seeing some versions on patternreview.com. Even after making it I wasn't sure how much I liked the long length and full skirt but after wearing it last evening it's grown on me!:)

 




     The fabric is a rayon challis that has been in my stash since *forever*! *Forever*, meaning its one of the first length of fabrics I've ever purchased! I got it at one of Fabricville's buy one get two metres free sales. I bought three metres of this beautiful hawaiian print fabric and every so often I would just take it out and admire it (you sewers know what I'm talking about!;). I figure it was high time I used it.






 



   This is the pattern I used. I would like the make view A at some point as well. Either maxi-length or knee length with a straight hem, that's just my preference.

The pattern includes pockets but I didn't add them. I'll probably include them if I tackle another one!:)

I wanted to have a straight hem, so I added length in the front and took off a few inches from the back, 3 or 4" since I'm 5'2"&  drew a new hem line.


 




    I feel very feminine in this dress:) I love how long and flowy it is! I cut a size small, but I think I could have gone with an xsmall. I found the top a bit too billowy and tried to take in the sides a bit. I think if I ever made it again, I would cut the bodice to be more at waist level. I have to adjust the straps, they're a bit too long, they keep wanting to slide off my shoulders!:p I tacked the straps together at a couple of places otherwise they would slide around a bit too much. I did find the v-neck a bit low, but raising the straps helped.






 Happy sewing all! I hope you're all enjoying your summer!:)



10 comments:

  1. Very pretty and feminine dress. Looks great!

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  2. This is very pretty! I love View A on the envelope, please make it so I can see :)

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    1. Thanks Beth, I probably will make the other view (next summer!);)

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  3. It is lovely and you look beautiful!

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