Thursday, 10 September 2009


My maxi is finished and I'm lovin' it!

This is the only full-length dress that I own and I'm really enjoying wearing something a bit different. The main fabric I used is a poly-lycra print called "Let's Play" and I used a plain black poly matte jersey for the neckband. Both of these were purchased from Gorgeous Fabrics. The bodice was lined with some black tricot. Here's the inside

I really liked this pattern, it went together well and I pretty much followed the instructions as written with only a couple of modifications. I ironed some Vilene bias tape (the stuff that Burda Magazine are always telling you to use) on to the front armholes to be certain that the fabric didn't stretch out and gape above the bust. Instead of machine stitching the neck band facing down I hand stitched it because I wanted a clean finish round the outside of the neckline. Lastly, I didn't add the pockets - I told myself that because the fabric is very stretchy and drapey I didn't want to risk them pulling the dress out of shape at the sides but if I'm really honest I think it was because I was so eager to get my maxi done I just didn't want to spend the extra time on them.

This is a pretty straight-forward dress to put together. I think that the only bit you need to be careful about is making sure that the neckband and bodice centre front seams are all lined up just right. Using a different fabric for the neck band meant I had to take particular care about this -

I sewed the bodice and lining with my regular machine, using a stretch stitch, but used my serger to sew the skirt and attach it to the midriff.

I kept seeing all these great maxi dresses made by other Pattern Reviewers and was always thinking I WANT ONE OF THOSE. I wish now I'd made it a bit earlier in the season but better late than never and I'm hoping the maxi thing will still be going on next summer. I'll be wearing mine if you'll wear yours ........


  1. Super cute maxi. Once you have/make one maxi, you are hooked. lol

  2. Love it!! It really turned out great. I bet the maxis will still be in next summer, too - they didn't fully saturate the market this summer, at least not near me.

  3. Nice job! I love, love, love my maxi dresses. I'm actually hoping to squeeze 1 more in since it's still in the 90's here.

  4. Very cute dress! It fits you well!

  5. Maxi dresses never go out of style. If you look back in time, they have been popular every decade, at least since the 60s. They will be here again next summer; they are here to stay.

    You look drop dead gorgeous in your maxi. I don't think I have ever seen one this pretty. I need to make one.

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  7. You look SO stylish in this, and the fit is perfect. It's so flattering. Hopefully the weather holds out in the UK so that you can wear it for a few more weeks!

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