Added Jun 27, 2011
by Emma Jeffery
I love this maxi dress (since I’m tall most store bought ones end somewhere around my calves!) but I found the Burdastyle magazine instructions really badly written. I really think this would be a great project for a novice sewer but the instructions are so complicated it would be a total put off for someone with little experience. I did take some photos as I made my dress and wrote out some clearer instructions for making the bodice part on my blog if it helps you to give it a go.
In all, I really like the dress. It has an invisible zipper down the back and it uses a ton of fabric! I bought 5 yards and don’t have much left over. I didn’t add the lace detailing that the instructions seem to talk about, but I put piping around the back and neckline which I really like.
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