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Maxi Mania!

August 3, 2011

Maxi Mania!


Maxi Dresses are still on trend this year! And it has finally made its way into my heart. I resisted and resisted, but they just seem to effortlessly elegant! So I tried it. I couldn't really find one I liked in stores. So naturally, I decided to make one myself. And now I know why this style is so popular amongst women. It is so comfortable, chic and breezy. PERFECT for summer, and I intend to wear into fall time with a jacket or drape-y pullover.

Finding a pattern for a modern floor length casual dress, AKA- Maxi Dress, was a bit difficult. But no biggie, I just altered a dress/skirt pattern I already had! I make my patterns out of craft paper- you can find large rolls at Home Depot for under $10. I traced a knee-length gathered skirt pattern I liked. Starting from the hips, I extended the lines down and out so that the hem would be about 1'' above ground.

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In case you are not into altering patterns, here are some great maxi dress patterns I could find:

Simplicity Misses Day To Evening Dresses

Joel Dewberry Empire Maxi Dress

Butterick Misses Dresses

This style of dress is as easy to make as it is to wear!  It has definitely become my go-to garment when I don't know what else to wear. I feel fashionable, comfortable and feminine all at the same time.  And so versatile- dress it up or down.


For the silver number, I also used a stretch ITY knit with a vertical border print. Since the waist was gathered, using the fabric against the grain worked out just fine!

For this printed black one, I used a stretch jersey ITY knit with a large vertically repeating print. Styled for all seasons!


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I like the Maxi dress, it looks personally.

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