Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Maxi Dress Season......and a Sew-a-Long

Well since I live in beautiful South Florida......Maxi's are one of my favorite outfits for the summer. And I have recently started using my INSTAGRAM.....Follow me MsNovy. Over the past couple of years I've meet some pretty talented sewers on the world wide web, thanks to Facebook, Instagram, Patternreview and the cool Blogger world. I started blogging a couple years ago only to loose all of my STUFF lol on my first blog. Got a little frustrated and stopped for a minute but was back at it last year.

On instagram I've joined and meet few ladies on Prettygirlssew and decided that I would join their June Sew-A-Long. I don't always do Sew-A-Long's due to my unpredictable hectic schedule, but once they choose McCalls6700 and I had it sitting in my stash so I joined in.

This was a super super easy project, it literally took me about an hour. For an advanced seamstress this is a breeze and for a beginner this is a MUST..........

Found this fabric at Joann's, the picture does it no justice. Its a beautiful orange and tan Rayon fabric with a border. The minute I saw it I knew I would use it for a Maxi.

For my belt I drafted a 2inch wide belt, I used fusible interfacing to prevent my belt from rolling up.
Used Rayon fabric
I cut a size 14 and it fit perfect, I had to alter the bodice. I shortened it at the shoulders by an inch, I prefer more of a snug fit.
It looked just like the pattern photo.
And YES I would sew it again...Love my MAXI'S!!!!



  1. Wow! What a pretty look for you!

  2. Sharp-ness! I love a border print and this is a great way to use it.

  3. You did a great job on this dress! I love the everything about it, the color, print your border, just everything!

  4. Your did a marvelous job. This dress is gorgeous. The color looks just like summer. I wonder if that's available at that chain store in this area. Thanks for sharing.

    Now I'm off to check out your blog.

    1. Thanks, you would have to check. But I know another seamstress that found it up north. Goodluck!!!!