Fabric: Cotton Big Print Floral! What a find!
Pattern: Simplicity 2582
Notions: self-made piping, invisible zipper
Time to complete: One hour to cut and a few hours to sew
First worn:June 20 while house-sitting for my daughter
Wear again? Yes on our vacation to Catalina Island and San Diego!
Total price: $18.00
My first Maxi dress since the 70′s? Yes, Sew Weekly Friends, I am completely in awe of all of the sewing I have done for half a year! I have thoroughly enjoyed each challenge, and this week is no exception. This has been a great adventure and a personal accomplishment to make so many unique and personal outfits. I’m having “sew” much fun too!
I can’t believe I made a maxi dress, and I’m so pleased with it.
I found this uniquely printed fabric at Beverly’s the other week. They were having a 50% off sale on a whole row of $10.00-$12.00 a yard fabric. It was really hard to choose, but finally I decided on this fabric and another piece for next week’s dress. It wasn’t until I got home and examined the floral fabric that I realized that it was printed on the cross-grain and so that’s the way I cut it. Deciding on a pattern was easy. I couldn’t sacrifice any part of the growing flower steams or flower tops so it had to be a maxi. I carefully cut the front so that the big daisy would not be dead center, and then I cut the bodice so that it would be mostly plain. I do like how the daisy flower ended up going around the armhole on one side. It was not possible to match the pattern on the sides or down the back seam, but I don’t think anyone would shake their finger at that. I added some self-made piping around the bodice to add more detail.
I’ve been trying to post and edit from my Ipad, but it’s not cooperating. I wanted to be able to post on vacation next week, so I’ll have to figure out another way around that problem. I can upload the photos to the cue in the Sew Weekly with the WordPress App, but the editing part is clunky. I did discover an awesome editing app thought. For those interested, it’s called Photogene. It lets you do a ton of things to your photos, Hence, the black fade out around the edges.
Here is a detail of the back bodice.