Hot Pink Houndstooth Cynthia Rowley Maxi Dress

Added Jul 1, 2011

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

I once fell in love with a hot pink silk Calvin Klein maxi dress at Loehmanns. There was only one, and it was a size 2, which I thought would never happen. Ironically, I soon lost enough weight to make it fit perfectly, and always wished I had bought it. This is my version and I actually like it better. This fabric is just amazing. The color is beautiful and it has a very subtle houndstooth pattern to it that shines and changes in the light.

I had a hard time with this because I certainly cut the wrong size. I imprudently serged all my seams before any fitting, assuming there wouldn’t be much to do. I ended up having to take it in an inch on each side and the bindings don’t quite match up like they did before. So, If I sewed it again I would cut a smaller size. Also, I think I would line the bust and maybe even sew in bra pads. I had a terrible time trying to find the right bra to wear with this.

Material Notes

mystery blend

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual
Material
Blends

Credits

Simplicity 2587

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    Jul 24, 2011, 12.23 AMby nehozack

    I love dress and it looks amazing on you.

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    Jul 7, 2011, 02.08 AMby aricheson

    Beautiful work!!!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 06.19 PMby victoriamartina

    gorgeous!!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 03.09 PMby secondbedroom

    Really perfect. Well done!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 02.38 PMby daughterfish

    This is so cute! And how fabulous is that hat!? At least you cut the dress too big and not the other way around:) Great job.

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      Jul 6, 2011, 02.50 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      That’s true. I’d definitely rather have too much than too little. Thanks!

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    Jul 2, 2011, 05.37 AMby inskirt

    Wow!

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    Jul 2, 2011, 02.22 AMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Thanks for all the nice comments!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 10.41 PMby Sally Kramer

    How striking and elegant. Very nice.

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    Jul 1, 2011, 09.18 PMby freakusbzzz

    Lovely, is it jersey? Did you use any patterns to help with the design?

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      Jul 2, 2011, 01.12 AMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thanks! It’s not jersey. It’s woven, no stretch at all. It’s cottony but I doubt it’s 100%. The pattern is Simplicity 2587. I haven’t learned much pattern making yet. Someday. I have the text book.

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    Jul 1, 2011, 07.26 PMby Sewasis

    Gorgeous dress and styling!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 04.49 PMby vasea

    nice and hot

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    Jul 1, 2011, 04.03 PMby helenadoll

    It fits really well :) And I love that hat!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 03.56 PMby abicairns

    this is amazing! :o

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    Jul 1, 2011, 03.42 PMby Vanéssa Cerfrère

    this is a really pretty dress. good job :)

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