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Sunday, 2 June 2019

June Goals - UFO Maxi Dress and Bonus Top

As part of my June goals I decided to try to complete a dress I cut out in 2008, partly assembled and abandoned. The pattern was from Prima Magazine November 2003. 

I added bands to the sleeves, neck and front skirt edges (the original instructions had it finished with bias binding) and hemmed it. And worked out a way to add the tying bands.

I may shorten it in the future, but for now I've left it the length I cut it in 2008, which is to the ankle when I wear it. I don't recall why I chose this length (I had cut a size 16 and added 10 inches to the skirt).
The fabric seems to be a cotton knit without much stretch so may shrink.

There was enough fabric left over to cut out a New Look 6735 top, though some single layer cutting was required as the shapes left after cutting a wrap dress are rather peculiar!

The top should work well with the teal bottoms from SWAP and the sage bottoms from the sage May collection.

I have off white on the machines so will see what I could do next.


Katrina Blanchalle said...

You barely posted your goals before you started meeting them! I love the colors in this dress and of course the leaf print is your very own theme - perfect. I think ankle length is nice because it won't get caught on your heels like a maxi but it is more swooshy and fun than a knee length or midi.

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

I could just type "love" 32 times! (I have a thing for random numbers)

This dress AND tee are just GORGEOUS! I love that print and it coordinates so well with some of your last SWAP items!