Pages

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

McCalls 6069 The Maxi Version

I don't know, I've failed to make any maxi dresses in the last 4 years or so that they have been around and suddenly I have made 2 in a row.

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!

15 comments:

Vicki said...

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 au

Sew4Fun said...

Great dress! It looks perfect for a vacation. Enjoy your break.

Karin van D. said...

Gorgeous dress, I love that back neckline. Perfect for a holiday!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Allison - the fabric was gorgeous on the roll but the dress using the fabric is even more amazing on you!

Tanya said...

Very cute.

Amanda S. said...

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!

Angela said...

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. :)

Summerset said...

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.

Lisette M said...

I love maxis and haven't made one yet, I need to follow your example. Yours is gorgeous, enjoy your holiday!

Sue said...

Enjoy your holiday - the dress will be perfect for it!

Michelle said...

Wonderful dress! I love it in the longer length, and the fabric is just gorgeous!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love the fabric, it is perfect and very holiday-ish :)

cidell said...

I love the back!

amber said...

I seem to be all about loud prints recently, so I love this one. :) Have a wonderful trip!

sewabeginner said...

Very cute dress! I love it!