Swiss dot Sweetness

Added May 10, 2011

by juebejue

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I saw Angelina Jolie wearing this Maxi dress during her maternity month and I want it! So I decided to make one — it is probably tons cheaper than hers!

I decided to use the Tara pattern from Burdastyle for the top portion. But for some reason, when I was making the top part, I didnt want too much cleavage showing. I had made a cute, and wearable for maternity Tara last summer and sometimes I wish the top is slightly more modest. So I kind of changed the front two “bra” pieces into a single slightly heart lined one piece. Then I attached straps with bra rings adjusts so that I can adjust the length depending on my boob size.

After the top, it is just all rectangles! I had to do some math here since I had JUST enough fabric to finish this floor length dress. I liked the proportions of the 3 chunks on Angelina’s dress. I think the proportions are about 8:5:3. The upper chunk looks about equal to the total of the lower two chunks, and the middle chunk is almost twice the lower chunk.

I measured my height from bust to floor, assuming I would be wearing flats with this dress. It is about 40 inches. So my upper chunk would be 20 inches. And I had this border embroidered fabric. The borders were about 7 inches, perfect for lower chunk. This leaves about 13 inches for the middle chunk.

I also wanted to make sure that the width of each chunk is 1:2:4. So each chunk would be twice as much volume as its previous chunk.

So with those constraints, I solved an x y equation, and successfully managed to use all the fabric without any waste! I was going to bore you with the xy equation, but i just dont have the heart I just think its cool when you can use math during sewing!

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Material Notes

Cotton swiss dot

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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    May 20, 2011, 04.41 PMby feldmali

    Your maxi dress is spectacular! I’ve been planning on doing one since last summer and I think you’ve given me new motivation. Thanks for the ratio tips!

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    May 12, 2011, 06.44 AMby tracyx

    lol math during sewing, now you’re a real pro ;) I think the heart neckline is modest yet interesting, I think it’s a good idea.

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    May 12, 2011, 02.11 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Love this maxi dress! Very elegant!

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    May 11, 2011, 11.51 AMby tinybows

    I love this dress! It looks wonderful on you!

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    May 11, 2011, 07.12 AMby flowergirl22

    ooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh,, nreally n ice

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    May 10, 2011, 10.13 PMby redslippers

    you look so beautiful!! gorgeous photos. and lovely dress too :)

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    May 10, 2011, 02.54 PMby azrazara

    Love it ! It suits you v well

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    May 10, 2011, 02.44 PMby gaviccaabri

    So cute : )

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    May 10, 2011, 02.14 PMby Syl .

    Beautiful!

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    May 10, 2011, 02.04 PMby rachelnyc

    So sweet and the photos are beautiful! I can’t wait to see the baby clothes you will make! :)

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    May 10, 2011, 07.35 AMby marina74

    I think you look beautiful in this dress!! And thank you for the math….. I’m going to try and make one too!!

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