NOT-SO-MAXI MAXI

Added Jun 8, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Initially I planned to make this into a real maxi dress, but didn’t have enough yardage, so I’m calling her the Not-So-Maxi Maxi.

In addition to lace sleeves, there are front and back panels (with lace at the top of the back one), and a bandeau/built-in bra (my first try at this!). I modeled the panels after the skirt of a 1930’s reproduction evening gown pattern. I found the cutouts in the stretchy jersey really hard to sew!

I’d like to make a longer version of this out of a little thicker fabric, as it kind of feels like it could be a nightgown right now.

More on this and my irrepressible impulse to dance in it on my blog Daughter Fish

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins

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    Jun 9, 2011, 04.44 AMby prettysweet

    This is really lovely. I like the length a lot.

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      Jun 9, 2011, 12.32 PMby daughterfish

      Thanks!! I think I’m growing to like it more:)

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    Jun 8, 2011, 01.59 PMby oonaballoona

    i LOVE the lace insets! this would look so cool belted too..

    and your drawings of jack black & martha graham on your blog are priceless.

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      Jun 8, 2011, 02.44 PMby daughterfish

      Well, you know, any time I can get JB into a sewing post….I should try a belt, I never do that!

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