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Huxley Summer Frock

Added Jun 19, 2010

by mardou123

Denver, Colorado...






I found this charming fabric at the Needle Shop in Chicago. It is a lovely and fantastically lightweight cotton. I was looking for fabric to use for a Maxi dress. Something to kick off the summer. I based the dress design off of the Urban Midnight Dress available at Modcloth.com. Rather than making a halter back, I went with a more subdued quasi racerback – with the ties pulled through to create a bow. Although not visible in the pictures there are two pockets to hold secrets and treasures

Material Notes

multi-colored cotton lawn fabric for dress, cotton lining for skirt and pockets, zipper




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  • Richie_and_ian_051_large

    Jun 21, 2010, 08.26 PMby assets

    I love this dress the fabric and the back detail is brilliant!! Well Done

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    Jun 20, 2010, 10.04 AMby lizah

    love it!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 09.39 AMby holasoylulu

    what a lovely maxi dress!!!!! did you follow a pattern?? I just wanted to kon how you did the bust pieces to fit perfectly..

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      Jun 20, 2010, 11.49 AMby mardou123

      Thank you for your generous comment. I used a night gown to pattern the bodice front. It is gathered into the waistband, which helps insure a snug and proper fit.

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    Jun 20, 2010, 01.57 AMby farahajh

    Very nice dress. I love the straps.

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    Jun 20, 2010, 12.14 AMby jaimesews

    REALLY love the fabric and halter/racerback/ties – great design feature!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 12.05 AMby gaviccaabri

    Thats a great fabric and a very nice dress :)

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