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Added Mar 14, 2009

by bakainc

Toronto, Canada






I made a great maxi dress last summer out of a fantastic vintage paisley, but afterwards I realized that it was a little too low-cut and bare to be wearing out in public.

So, that in mind I went for a look for a pattern that had the same feel but was a little more covering. I found this one (New Look 6774) and although it looked reaaaaally ill-fitting on the package, with a little tweaking I got it pretty good. I’m really happy with it the fit – I can go braless and still feel really comfortable in it.

Afterwards I had a bunch of fabric left over, so I decided to make a little bolero to go overtop – incase I wanted to wear it out somewhere a little more fancy. I used the JJ bodice blocks for the initial shape and made alterations from there.

Material Notes

3M of cotton, interfacing.





JJ for the bodice blocks.

My mom for being so patient pinning and re-pinning everything onto me.

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    Feb 25, 2011, 03.33 PMby Cathy Holmes

    That is so pretty. I also love your haircut. :)

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    Apr 13, 2009, 06.59 AMby lizah

    This is very beautiful!! and it looks perfect on you :)

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    Mar 19, 2009, 09.19 PMby kellyhug

    Yeah, you did a great job fitting this. I think criss-crossing fronts are hard because, like your first dress, have a tendency to be cleavage-bearing. But this looks absolutely perfect on you, nice!

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    Mar 16, 2009, 08.44 AMby onlysonly

    Adorable! It fits you perfectly, & it looks so flattering. Very well-done!

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    Mar 15, 2009, 04.36 PMby haleema

    What a pretty dress. I love the bolero idea. It really added an extra touch of class on an already classy dress.

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    Mar 15, 2009, 01.52 AMby ona

    very nice like the coler,the fabric and the design.Well done planning to make one but my fabric has a very larg print haway style,afraid from looking to huge in it but it has a very soft toutch

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    Mar 14, 2009, 12.57 PMby camilaustral

    very nice! great fabric

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