Paint Me a Maxi Dress

Added Sep 19, 2011

by ahearta

Seattle, Washing...

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Description

This dress was inspired by the fabric, which I found at FineFabrics.com. I loved the colors, the painted pattern, and the fact that it was called “Paint Me a Maxi Dress.” It already knew what it wanted to be, and I was happy to listen. I found a pattern in my stash that I thought would lengthen well into a maxi, Vogue V8182, and launched into its construction. I had a bit of trouble with the ruched waistband and invisible zipper, but my persistence won out in the end. I couldn’t be happier with the end result!

You can read more on my blog, Sew Well.

Material Notes

Cotton and silk blend fabric and an invisible zipper.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton, Silk

Credits

Pattern
Fabric
Photography

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    Feb 28, 2012, 06.07 AMby jalyman

    beautiful!

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    Jan 19, 2012, 12.30 AMby raquel mf

    Love it!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 05.14 AMby carolinesj

    WOW!!!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 12.27 AMby elishar

    Thank you for linking the fabric and pattern in your description.

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    Sep 19, 2011, 06.10 PMby assets

    Lovely dress I too going on a trip and I want to make a suitcase full of dresses like these. Well done

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    Sep 19, 2011, 05.42 PMby zilredloh

    It’s lovely! Glad you were able to tame the zipper on the bias fabric. :)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.00 AMby slinkykitten

    Just lovely.

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    Sep 19, 2011, 01.46 AMby turtlegirl00

    love it! i want to make a few maxi dresses for an upcoming trip—this is a great pattern. the fabric is wonderful too!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 12.29 AMby marlorcor

    Beautiful print! It looks lovely. :)

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