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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Maxi Dress for me!

I bought Amy Butler's Cabo Halter pattern awhile back.

 It sat on my desk as I decided what fabric to use and if I'd actually wear it once I made it!
I've made myself LOTS of bags (I have no idea how many!) but have only made myself a few items of clothing.
It's much more intimidating than bags!!!!!
I've boughten quite a few maxi dreses lately.
Sometimes they fit really well in one area but not so much in others.
As I kept looking at this halter top pattern I started to think how cute it would be if it were a dress....made out of knit!
So, what started out as Amy Butler's halter top with woven fabric and an invisibile zipper turned into a comfy knit dress with no invisible zipper!!!!!
Kinda hard to take a picture of a dress on the floor but I'm just not willing to model at the moment!!!!!

The best part of making this is that I was able to choose a different size for each of the pattern pieces to fit ME perfectly.
I tried it on multiple times as I went along and it fits like it was made just for me-oh wait, it was!!!!!!
And I got to make it the perfect length for me too-most maxi dresses are quite a bit too long for my short self. ;-)
I am super happy with the way it turned out.
A great addition to my summer wardrobe for going to the beach or the pool or just hanging out!
Someday when I'm feeling super brave I might try the woven version with the invisible zipper.
I think it'd be really cute and summery in a bright white fabric!