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Self Mae'd Maxi

Added Jul 8, 2014

by cur-jargon

Dallas, Texas, U...






I loved the Tiered Maxi from 05/2010, the top pattern being my inspiration for my modified version: the top with a single skirt, pleated instead of gathered.

Top is silk twill and has the loveliest hand. Skirt is polyester georgette panel print with flecks of gold throughout, and the under skirt is polyester crepe with stretch. I made the under skirt to come just above the knee, cutting it 12 inches narrower than print and lightly gathered it into the bust seam. It turned out nicely without extra bulk. The shorter lining allows the sheer nature of the panel print to do it’s thing naturally and gives another dimension. I added small darts on the back piece at the center of shoulder blades to get a better fit and hand sewed bra cup inserts between top’s garment and interlining for more comfort.

Many ways to style this: a classic denim jacket, light weight wrap or pashmina for cooler night; wedges, strappy heels, cute flip flops, etc. Jewelry can be simple, even none at all…I’m wearing flat patton rose gold sandals with layers of necklaces, ombre beaded cuff and chunky dinner ring. The clutch is vintage, completely beaded in white and belonged to my grandmother.

Material Notes

Silk Twill in Plumb from Mood Fabrics, New York. Polyester Panel Print and under skirt fabric from Golden D’or Fabrics, Dallas.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Beach, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Romantic
Chiffon, Polyester, Silk



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    Oct 18, 2015, 01.27 PMby SassyT

    Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when shared. SSB – https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Oct 18, 2015, 04.46 PMby cur-jargon

      Would be my honor and pleasure, SassyT. Thanks!

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    Jul 8, 2014, 06.15 PMby Bbtiny

    I just love this dress! The colors are lovely and the pattern just great and flattering!

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      Jul 8, 2014, 07.07 PMby cur-jargon

      Thanks so much, Bbtiny, very kind

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    Jul 8, 2014, 12.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice dress! Looks lovely on you :)

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      Jul 8, 2014, 07.06 PMby cur-jargon

      Thank you, Ellen!

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