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Twisted Maxi-Dress 02/2013 #115



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36, 38, 40, 42, 44 See Sizing Chart
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Women’s dress sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes.

This maxi-dress is a master piece! Don’t worry, you don’t have to strain yourself. This dress itself provides enough entanglement with its integrated ties, gathered at the front and intertwined. The illustrated instructions will help you create the perfect effect.

Recommended Materials

Use stretch jersey fabrics only. Cut lengthwise print jersey on lengthwise fabric grain. We recommend you take the paper pattern with you when ­buy­ing the fabric.

Amount of Fabrics

Stretch jersey, with widthwise print and borders along both edges,
with: 150 cm (59 ins)
length: size 36: 2.95 m (3 3/8 yds),
size 38: 3.00 m (3 3/8 yds),
size 40: 3.05 m (3 1/2 yds),
size 42: 3.10 m (3 1/2 yds),
size 44: 3.15 m (3 1/2 yds),
cut across width.

Vilene Bias Tape/stay tape.

A piece of lining fabric, approx. 10 × 5 cm (4 × 2 ins).

A twin sewing ma­chine needle.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Aug 28, 2015, 08.21 PMby lisamarie

    I made this out of a lightweight rayon jersey. Maybe my fabric didn’t have enough structure to it because the end result was a droopy mess. The twist ended up down near my belly button and there was plenty of peek-a-boo at the arm holes. I rolled it into a ball and threw it into a corner of my sewing room.

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    Aug 14, 2014, 01.56 PMby lolliepeeps

    I agree with Allmon! I can’t tell you how many times I re-stitched and or ripped apart. I found the directions very confusing and even made a small scale copy out of tissue paper to try to figure out that “Origami” folding on the bodice. Some coloring on the the instructions where you are supposed to actually stitch would be really helpful. Ultimately, I suggest if you have a dress form, put it on to do the final pull through of the front sashes. Once I did that it came together perfectly.

    I must say, however, the end result was beautiful and now that I have the instructions perfected I will make a few more (or perhaps shorten to make some tops.

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    Apr 8, 2013, 09.35 AMby allmon

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    Mar 28, 2013, 12.20 AMby allmon

    Sewholic, you should really, really try it!! I made it for my daughter in a dark green viscose jersey and it turned out to be a very beautiful and comfortable dress. I sat over the instructions for quite a while and couldn’t figure it out, so I made a muslin in white cotton jersey . Follow the instructions and you’ll get the hang of it. It is rather quick to make, only a bit difficult to sew with the machine because of the twists and the slippery fabric, so I did some hand-sewing.on the short seams at the front. My daughter is young and tall, with wide hips and a rounded upper back, and this pattern is flattering. Make it ! I’ll post a photo soon

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    Mar 23, 2013, 09.04 AMby Sewholic

    Is anyone brave enough to make this pattern?, I want to see what it looks like on a normal person, and wheather it was very hard to make. Keep on SS (Sewing and Smiling)

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