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Added Jul 20, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ Sunday

I have finally made a maxi dress! If I’m not wrong, last maxi dress that I have made was my prom dress, a long long time ago.. The pattern is #121 from Burda 04/2014..

For this maxi dress I used fabric from the remnant bin.. I was lucky to go to the fabric store just when they added new fabrics to the remnant bin and pick 3-4 pieces of this fabric, enough for the dress I had in mind, and to be left with more of it for some other project.. The fabric is rayon and drapes nicely.. For lining I used white cotton.. I didn’t have enough of it for the whole dress, so everything but the skirt is lined.. I was lazy to cut and sew the waist tie.. The dress has a good shape without it.. Elastic is doing a good job..

Only thing I had to improve was adding elastic thread to the sides of the bust pieces.. The fabric there is cut on bias, so it doesn’t stand close to the body as it should.. With elastic thread everything is perfect.. There’s also a minor mistake I’ve made sewing the button loops.. The upper one is the smallest, and they gradually are getting bigger.. The result is a bit irritating, but I can live with that.. There’s a lot going on with other details and the print of the fabric.. It’s not like everyone will notice it, except seamstresses with good eye..

For info and photos you can visit my blog ..




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    Aug 1, 2014, 04.15 PMby mezzocouture

    This is lovely. I love your choice of fabric.

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      Aug 2, 2014, 09.22 AMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Jul 28, 2014, 12.55 PMby nrobson

    very awesome maxi!! :D

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    Jul 27, 2014, 07.18 AMby marionouchka

    Very nice! I love the way you arranged the pattern of the dress with the pattern of your fabric! Makes me want to do this dress!

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      Jul 27, 2014, 10.14 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make this dress :) it’s great for summer :)

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    Jul 25, 2014, 12.24 PMby loulourosa

    very nice dress, and from the remnant bin? It’s always nice to have fabric for almost nothing ;-)

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.33 PMby lejditea

      thanks :) I’m always happy when I go to the store and remnant bins are full with fabrics :) that’s how I buy most of my fabrics ;)

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    Jul 25, 2014, 12.17 AMby Michelle Bryer

    YES!! I’m so happy to finally see someone sew this version! I made the one with short sleeves (#120) and although it is a tiny bit too big, I love it and really was curious about this version.. It looks great on you! Are you able to wear a bra?

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.30 PMby lejditea

      your dress looks great too :) I also want to make all versions of this of this pattern.. my experience with Burda patterns thought me always to choose a size smaller than recommended by measurements.. in my case, instead of 36 I sew size 34 and it fits well.. with dress I’m not wearing a bra.. the cut at the back is very low, so the bra is visible.. it’s not a big deal to me.. that’s one of the advantages of having small breasts ;)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 10.35 PMby Byanka Ayala

    I love everything about this dress… the print, the back and the button detail in the front!

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.23 PMby lejditea

      thanks :) all those details were the reason I wanted to try this pattern ;)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 09.51 PMby Luz Kettle

    Such a lovely maxi dress. You look,amazing. Great fabric

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.23 PMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Jul 22, 2014, 08.24 AMby kat034

    Beautiful colorful dress! I love it!

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    Jul 22, 2014, 03.25 AMby izbott

    I love your dress. This gorgeous. You look awesome. Great selection of fabric & material.

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.22 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Jul 22, 2014, 12.53 AMby rita61

    Awesome dress!!!!! Pretty.

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    Jul 21, 2014, 10.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    What a lovely dress! You have done a great job with this! :)

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.22 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Jul 21, 2014, 09.34 PMby liliv-1

    This is a perfect maxi dress, I love everything about it

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.22 PMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Jul 21, 2014, 05.40 PMby megdortch

    I am really impressed with this dress! The pattern placement is perfection!

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.22 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Jul 21, 2014, 03.36 PMby kisses

    Lovely and the style suits you perfectly

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.22 PMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Jul 21, 2014, 03.27 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful choice of the pattern and print, very neat work. And the dress suits you very well!

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      Jul 25, 2014, 03.21 PMby lejditea

      I’m very glad you like the dress :)

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