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Maroon Tank Dress

Added Apr 4, 2014

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






I just finished making this dress from our Tank Dress with Gathered Skirt pattern, and I could not like it enough! I was skeptical about the silhouette on my body at first, but the panels in a vertical stripe that I added really make this style flattering. I am a huge fan of maxi-dresses for the spring and summer, because they are long and flowy and I don’t have to worry about putting sunscreen on my legs.

I kept the casual look to this dress and styled it to be sort of hippie-grunge like the pattern originally suggests. The best part about this dress for me is that I only used leftover and scrap fabrics from previous projects! So I put three random fabrics together and they turned out to be flattering in a contrasting way. This project is my March Mash Up pattern, so be sure to check out that post to see how I added the panels and ultimately how I sewed this dress all together!

Material Notes

Crepe, Jersey




Garment Type



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    May 2, 2014, 11.32 PMby Alterkind

    I wouldn’t have looked twice at the original, but had to check out every view of yours. SO much better!! And doubly satisfying to use up the remnants too!

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    May 2, 2014, 11.28 PMby Alterkind

    Soooo much better than the original!! I wouldn’t have looked twice at that, but I had to check out every view of yours! And it’s doubly satisfying to use up remnants too. Great outcome!

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    Apr 5, 2014, 02.49 AMby yenny lee

    Lovely :)

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    Apr 4, 2014, 11.59 PMby Mary Athey

    I love your version of this dress. The colours and the fabrics look great to.gether.You look fabulous in the photos meg x

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    Apr 4, 2014, 10.01 PMby kisses

    Nice and great photos

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    Apr 4, 2014, 08.12 PMby IDia

    Fun dress! LOVE the colours that YOU used! And Photos are realy great!

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    Apr 4, 2014, 07.03 PMby b. boop

    i love this dress!!! ;)

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    Apr 4, 2014, 06.49 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Original – Fun and Fantastic :-))

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