Added Mar 14, 2009
I made a great maxi dress last summer out of a fantastic vintage paisley, but afterwards I realized that it was a little too low-cut and bare to be wearing out in public.
So, that in mind I went for a look for a pattern that had the same feel but was a little more covering. I found this one (New Look 6774) and although it looked reaaaaally ill-fitting on the package, with a little tweaking I got it pretty good. I’m really happy with it the fit – I can go braless and still feel really comfortable in it.
Afterwards I had a bunch of fabric left over, so I decided to make a little bolero to go overtop – incase I wanted to wear it out somewhere a little more fancy. I used the JJ bodice blocks for the initial shape and made alterations from there.
3M of cotton, interfacing.
JJ for the bodice blocks.
My mom for being so patient pinning and re-pinning everything onto me.
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