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tara-inspired maxi dress

Added Jun 24, 2008

by smvphotography

Phoenicia, New Y...






here is my dress loosely based on the tara pattern. i used elastic to make it more formfitting and then sewed ribbon over some of it. i continued the line of the top until it was floorlength. i also added inseam pockets. i’m really happy with it, it came out pretty much exactly how it was in my head. except of maybe it looks fancier than i imagined, but i think i can still wear it on an everyday basis.

Material Notes

fabric by oilily bought during my pilgrimage to oilily in alkmaar, netherlands. ribbon from joann’s.





me for coming up with it and sewing it!

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    Jun 18, 2010, 01.40 AMby cface23

    how much fabric did you use to make your maxi?

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    Jun 5, 2010, 05.29 PMby steph6467

    I love this! The orange detailing is my favorite part.

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    Apr 22, 2009, 03.10 PMby clarerose

    I am late finding this great dress. I have been looking for a pattern to make a Maxi dress from with fabric that has a large border at the hem. This looks like it will be ideal. Great insperation!

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    Jun 28, 2008, 07.21 PMby memorii

    I love it! something I would buy if I saw it in stores. And you look lovely in it

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    Jun 25, 2008, 03.38 AMby naughtylittlepony

    It looks so beautiful on you!

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    Jun 25, 2008, 02.39 AMby viridiagreen

    A modern fairy tale dress… I love your colour choices.

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    Jun 24, 2008, 01.00 PMby teamydear

    Waw! Lovely! You look fabulous :)

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    Jun 24, 2008, 09.44 AMby OnYourHead

    i really love it!great use of tara pattern!

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    Jun 24, 2008, 09.43 AMby dianacirne

    So nice! Very sumery!

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    Jun 24, 2008, 09.43 AMby ursy87

    So feminine – it really suits you and your hair colouring

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    Jun 24, 2008, 08.59 AMby jd98

    great dress! very good modification of the Tara pattern! suits you very well :)

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    Jun 24, 2008, 08.51 AMby luzie

    wow! nice fabric, beautiful dress, great alteration – really cool! the dress goes perfect with your haircolour and fit’s you very well.

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    Jun 24, 2008, 08.40 AMby susisonne

    You made a beautiful dress! It looks great on you!

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    Jun 24, 2008, 08.17 AMby toupinette

    waouh! that’s a very fashion dress! Great alteration of Tara pattern! You made a great job and of course a really beautifull dress! Congrats and thank you ( I think I ’ll made a dress just like you)

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    Jun 24, 2008, 08.14 AMby fashion1

    it’s very beautiful! great idea to make a maxi dress out of the tara top. i like you fabric choice a lot. nice job!

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    Jun 24, 2008, 08.12 AMby polychromatin

    Wow, this is just beautiful. Great color and it fits and suits your very very well!

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    Jun 24, 2008, 07.55 AMby carottesauvage

    Hey this is very beautiful! Pleasantly surprising shift from the red colour palette you have been using so far. It suits you a lot, and emphasies your femininity

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