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Bandeau Maxi Dress

Added Jul 17, 2013

by countach570

Catania, Italy






I adore long summer maxis and it is hard to find ones long enough for me because I am 180cm tall and if I wear all the fun summer platforms too forget about finding a dress long enough. So I have to make them. The summer maxi dresses in the July issue of Burda Style are ideal for me. Quick and Easy Maxi dress. Works really well belted too. I made it out of a stretch knit so I didn’t do the hidden zipper as the pattern suggests …instead I did elastic and used the stretch of the fabric to my advantage.

Material Notes

I found this stretch knit fabric for only 2euro so if I find more cute prints like this my closet will be filled with Maxi dresses!!! Pattern suggest linen so I will try that as an option soon.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Linen

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    Mar 26, 2014, 08.11 AMby Belinda Budden

    How much fabric at what width did it take?…ive got my eye on a lovely piece of material .

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      Jun 2, 2014, 02.28 PMby countach570

      I made this last year and I bought the fabric as a 2euro remnant…there was about 3yards of fabric. I used only what the pattern suggested for my sizing so there was a lot left over for other projects.

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    Jul 18, 2013, 08.35 AMby Mary Athey

    fabulous dress, the fabrics gorgeous and for 2 euros what a bargain. xx

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    Jul 17, 2013, 03.10 PMby liliv-1

    Perfect summer dress!

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    Jul 17, 2013, 03.03 PMby Angie H

    really liking your version better….especially the 2nd pic with the elastic added. looks good on you either way. because of your height (you have the look of a model) anything would look good on you . I imagine.

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      Jul 17, 2013, 05.55 PMby countach570

      Thanks I do love my height but living in South Italy where the average height is 160cm finding clothing for tall women is a bit tough. So happy I love to sew.

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    Jul 17, 2013, 02.55 PMby Kasiorist

    great find with that fabric, so jealous. love the dress!! Happy wearing!

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      Jul 17, 2013, 05.49 PMby countach570

      Yes I thought it was a great find too. Happy Girl!! Thank you!

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    Jul 17, 2013, 02.54 PMby sewingfan1

    Wow! Great job :-)

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    Jul 17, 2013, 02.02 PMby Verdy


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