Added Sep 9, 2011
San Jose, Califo...
I made this simple gown from a deep blue rayon.
The skirt part is just a semi circle sewn together in the back which gives it a great drape. I was going to make a full circle, but I did my math wrong with my pregger brain at the store, and only had enough for a semi circle (FYI, if you want to make something like this, you need a wide bolt (60+ inches, and buy 3.5 yards if you want to use semi circle for a maxi, 7 if you want to do a full circle!).
The top is a basic cut (newlook 6589) with elastic in the back. To make it more interesting, I made bias tubes and criss crossed them, though I dont know if I love that design… Its a pain to maintain and I really should iron it to make sure that they are flat.(I was too lazy to do so for even a photoshoot. I guess I should forget about it for regular wear!)
All in all though, its a really comfortable dress. I really love the drape! I dont have any dressy events coming up, but with a little sweater I can dress it down enough for everyday wear!
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