I'm off shortly for a few days summer vacation - I find I always want to make something new and I just felt like a maxi dress fit the bill. However I didn't want any bra issues with this one so I decided to use this McCall's 6069 dress pattern that I have made already and simply lengthen it.
Let me note that McCall's reckons the back strap is optional - er no it's not unless you want to chance the entire top of your dress falling off! I know I said I made this so I could wear a bra with it, but really! I had to attach the strap at the end so it's not as neat on the inside as it's supposed to be but it works. And more importantly my dress will stay on.
I used the jersey I bought at Elliott Berman on my recent shopping trip to New York. It's gorgeous quality and I am so glad I splurged on 3 yards , I only just had enough.
The dress is LOUD, but has a real holiday feel to it and I can't wait to wear it on my hols!
Hi Allison, cute dress! Enjoy the break - you are always off somewhere lucky you. Cheryl and I are coming to HK this Sunday for a week, so if you are around at all email me. maiorano at bigpond dot net dot auReplyDelete
Great dress! It looks perfect for a vacation. Enjoy your break.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous dress, I love that back neckline. Perfect for a holiday!ReplyDelete
Allison - the fabric was gorgeous on the roll but the dress using the fabric is even more amazing on you!ReplyDelete
It's really pretty. I love the fabric but have a hard time finding designs that work with such large prints. This is the perfect marriage of fabric and design. Have fun on your days off!ReplyDelete
Very pretty dress! I totally know what you mean about the back strap... it's completely necessary unless you "rig" it with safety pins which is what I do. :)ReplyDelete
Great dress! I haven't done a maxi dress yet, either and I'm starting to think next summer will be too late. Enjoy that one, because you look great in it.ReplyDelete
I love maxis and haven't made one yet, I need to follow your example. Yours is gorgeous, enjoy your holiday!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your holiday - the dress will be perfect for it!ReplyDelete
Wonderful dress! I love it in the longer length, and the fabric is just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love the fabric, it is perfect and very holiday-ish :)ReplyDelete
I love the back!ReplyDelete
I seem to be all about loud prints recently, so I love this one. :) Have a wonderful trip!ReplyDelete
Very cute dress! I love it!ReplyDelete