Texas Summer-Maxi Dress

Added Jul 17, 2011

by annakonduh

Katy, Texas, Uni...

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I made this dress using Butterick 5486. It was a good learning experience, and there are a few things I’ll do different next time. Before I made it I didn’t consider myself a maxi-dress person, but I fell in love with this one! I love it for the summer :)

I can’t remember the exact material, but I believe it is some sort of cotton blend. It was wonderful to work with.

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Jan 30, 2014, 10.37 PMby slmnstyle

    Love it! Maxi dresses are the BEST!

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    Aug 25, 2011, 11.21 AMby pinkcaff

    this is amazing. a very flattering maxi dress. you look fab!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 03.38 AMby supercalla

    Wherever did you get that gorgeous material?

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      Aug 9, 2011, 03.45 PMby annakonduh

      I bought it at Hancock Fabrics :)

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    Aug 2, 2011, 02.53 PMby Jodi Wade

    I don’t usually like maxi dresses but wow!! I love this! The fabric! I would live in this dress!

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    Jul 20, 2011, 12.36 PMby wintersky

    What a bold material :) suits you :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 06.55 AMby toupinette

    very beautiful! fit you very well!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.46 AMby annakonduh

      thank you! :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 03.43 AMby squiddlepop

    This si a really nice maxi dress. Im not a big fan of maxi dresses but this dress looks really good! Love it :)

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.46 AMby annakonduh

      Thanks! I know how you feel; I didn’t really love them before.

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    Jul 18, 2011, 10.25 PMby smurfette2010

    Beautiful! And great fabric choice! I’m going to have to make one myself :)

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.46 AMby annakonduh

      thanks bunches! :D

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    Jul 18, 2011, 09.28 PMby lizajane09

    Gorgeous! The fabric is perfect for the dress pattern.

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.45 AMby annakonduh

      thank you! :)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 06.42 PMby ahearta

    What a gorgeous dress! A fabulous pattern for a maxi dress combined with a beautiful fabric. I’m getting ready to sew a maxi dress for myself, but I’m lengthening a pattern I already have (though, had I known about this pattern before I cut the top…). If you don’t mind my asking, how wide is the dress at the bottom? I want to make sure I have enough room at the bottom to walk, but I’ve never made a maxi dress before. Your version looks like the perfect amount of skirt. Thanks!

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      Jul 18, 2011, 08.04 PMby ahearta

      I found the pattern you used online, and it listed the dimensions. It’s about 6" longer and 6" wider than the pattern I’m using (which, again, was not originally designed to be a maxi dress), so I’ll likely be using the dimensions from your pattern. I’m so excited to have the confidence to cut my dress pieces. Thanks again!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.44 AMby annakonduh

      ooh do you still need the dimensions? When I first started it I was a little worried it might not be long enough (I worry a little too much about everything), but it came out with enough length to wear with heels! I’m glad I could help.

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    Jul 18, 2011, 05.58 PMby lennert

    Beautiful!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 02.31 PMby daughterfish

    This is a fantastic dress! Love the fabric and the cut. Looks wonderful on you!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.41 AMby annakonduh

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 12.37 PMby kelerabeus

    Lovely dress, reminds me a little of Gretchen Jones :)

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.41 AMby annakonduh

      Haha thanks!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 08.28 AMby Rialds

    It’s so beautiful – would be perfect to wear at a game lodge here in South Africa. Sadly it’s winter now, but would be great in summer

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.38 AMby annakonduh

      thanks! Appreciate the winter while you can I suppose :)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 03.03 AMby leahfranqui

    Wow, you look amazing! I’m so not a maxi dress person but you make this work so well!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.37 AMby annakonduh

      Thank you! Normally I’m not either, but I guess I started to recently!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 02.21 AMby applesofavalon

    Gorgeous dress! You look great! :)

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.37 AMby annakonduh

      thank you! :)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 12.34 AMby wildflower31

    It is so beautiful on you. I love the fabric, it is so earthy.

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    Jul 18, 2011, 12.13 AMby ginasophia

    so so beautiful!! what a gorgeous fabric and it looks perfectly executed!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.35 AMby annakonduh

      thank you! well there are a few mistakes…

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      Jul 21, 2011, 05.22 AMby ginasophia

      well they don’t count in my book if you can photograph it that beautifully!

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    Jul 17, 2011, 11.07 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Great dress, fabric is absolutely stunning and you look great in it!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.34 AMby annakonduh

      thanks so much!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.34 AMby annakonduh

      thanks so much! :)

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    Jul 17, 2011, 10.30 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Great dress and the fabric is awesome

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.32 AMby annakonduh

      thank you! :)

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    Jul 17, 2011, 09.32 PMby joyful-d

    Perfect colour: the fabric works wonderfully for this shape.

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      Jul 17, 2011, 09.40 PMby annakonduh

      Thank you :)

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    Jul 17, 2011, 09.32 PMby kristensaurus

    I love this so much. It’s so flattering, and the fabric is beautiful! I definitely want to make this in the near future.

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