retro maxi dress
Added Jan 3, 2012
Well, Ington., N...
This print is so awesome and big and beautiful that I realised it needed to be showcased in a large format. I haven’t really gotten on board with the maxi dress trend, though I do have one I bought in Laos that is a pretty Thai floral cotton print, but I usually just wear it for pyjamas. However after watching Project Runway I decided I should go for a maxi with this amazing 70′s print. I looked at a few tutorials, like Made By Lex’s Maxi Dress Tutorial, and the SoHo Maxi Dress tutorial and just started cutting. I was limited by the amount of fabric I had… and the top turned out a bit skimpy, so I have to wear something under it if I want it to be office-appropriate, even with a cardigan. Again, I didn’t use a pattern, but instead cut out the skirt based on my measurements, and then made 4 triangles for the top. I used the twisty-strap idea from Lex’s tutorial, but did an empire waist rather than break up the print with a lower waist or waistband.
Some kind of old polyestry-cotton blend from a jumble sale?