Monday, April 30, 2012

Maxi Dress




I spotted this great dress a few weeks ago on Pinterest and I've been plotting how to make it ever since.
Then I stumbled upon Sweet Verbena's Boho Maxi dress.


Hmm... I think I've got the perfect knit for it too! I'm a little nervous to cut into it though. I think I may get two yards of a cheap knit to try it out and see what I think before potentially ruining my gorgeous fabric. What do you think? Pretty similar, right? 

11 comments:

Sew Sister said...

How are you finishing your arms and neck holes?

diane said...

I'm also wondering how to best finish the neck and sleeve openings. Any experience?

Mom-Gram Dee said...

If it's a knit, I would serge or zig zag!

Sarah said...

Like Mom Gram Dee said I was thinking of serging it. I was also thinking about making bias tape out of the same material and finishing it that way. I'm interested to see what you end up doing. Please report back!

Melissa James said...

I'm going to try this dress, but to make the arms and neck looked finished out, I am going to try to double the fabric together and make sure the the seam side is next to my skin. I think this will work. Will post a pic if I am successful.

Sarah said...

Melissa, please do! And good luck.

Nancy Mock said...

The one you spotted on Pinterest appears to have pockets....is that important to you? If so, they are easy to insert in a seam. Self-fabric bias tape is the way I would go, since I don't have a serger. I like making my own bias tape, anyway.

Anonymous said...

what if you just folded the seam allowance over and straight stitched it?

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Maria Wiggins-Bader said...

This would look great knee lenghth as well.

Anonymous said...

I needed a quick yet easy dress for a casual family get together. Thanks to Pinterest, I came across this and it was so simple to make yet so gorgeous! Thank you!!

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