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Twisted Dress Redux - Winterized

Added Nov 7, 2013

by ahearta

Seattle, Washing...






I loved my first maxi dress so much, I made a winterized version. The dress is just so effortlessly chic, and it has gone from non-maternity to maternity so well as my baby bump has grown over the past few months.

This time around I modified the top so that it would fit the Sewaholic Renfrew sleeve (you can read how I did that here on my blog), and I chopped off a whole bunch of length so that it would fall above my knee. I ended up cutting off too much length though, but I saved the dress by adding a solid black hem band to the bottom. I actually really love the accidental hem band. I don’t think the dress would be the same without it, so I’m thankful that I mismeasured!

I love this dress, and I plan on getting a lot of use out of it during the rest of my pregnancy. Since the pattern is actually not meant to be a maternity pattern, I also think I’ll get a bunch of wear out of it well into the future!

You can read more on my blog, Sew Well.

Material Notes

Silk jersey


Garment Type


Sleeve Pattern

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    Nov 7, 2013, 08.01 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress and i love the band. I have done this a few times as well to great effect lol i just never let on that i cut it to shorr hehehe. Congrats on the baby x

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    Nov 7, 2013, 07.15 AMby Bbtiny

    Great dress and yes, thanks to the mismasurement it has this special look with the black hem band! Great look!

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    Nov 7, 2013, 03.56 AMby rita61

    Nice! I predict a girl :-)

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    Nov 7, 2013, 02.37 AMby Chubina


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