Monday, May 6, 2013

Inspiration Maxi Dress/Cardi Jacket

When I saw this Bassa Maxi dress at http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/  it made me think of a piece of multi-colored chiffon housed in my stash. I only had about 1 1/2 yards.

 
The bodice was created from M6322 without the darts. Black polyester faille from Fabric Mart was used for the bodice and the lining. The fabric gave the dress a nice weight.
 
 I didn't want to use a polyester lining fabric because I thought it might become a little sticky in the heat. I would have liked to use the black lawn fabric, but didn't have enough.  A headband was made to match.


The chiffon fabric was measured and sewn up the back. After fitting, I had to go back with 1/4 inch elastic and to make it a little more fitted.

 
 This is the cardi wrap jacket from the previous post. It is from the same polyester knit faille fabric.


This is the back view.  I love the length of this jacket.

This outfit was created to wear on a date with my husband. He liked it and it was such an easy wearing outfit. In my jewerly box I found a bracelet with fuschia, black and cream.I found a fuschia chunky earring and necklace set for the next time.











14 comments:

  1. look at you! that turned out fantastic! it seems everyone's making maxie skirts, I may have to give this a try lol!
    Helen

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  2. Thank you! You should make one and see how much fun it is to wear it.

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  3. What a great 'hubby-date-dress!' I much prefer the look of a maxi with a plain fabric on top ... J

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  4. Hi Dorothy - the dress looks fun and simple to make. I'd like one, but not maxi, more midi. I trip over Maxi lengths (too much the tomboy!). It looks gorgeous, and I hope you enjoyed your date night.

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    1. Sarah thanks! It was fun and I really enjoyed wearing it.

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  5. Oh your mxi dress looks fantastic, and pairs so well with the new cardigan too. Very chic! And it's terrific that you already had some jewellery to match :)

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    1. You look beautiful! Your sewing is so amazing. I hope you both had a lovely date! Hugs xxx

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    2. Thank you! We had so much fun that we are trying it again. Now, believe this; it's suppose to rain again.

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  6. You've been sewing up a fashion storm. This is a really nice dress.

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  7. That looks so elegant, I love it and the cardigan goes with it beautifully.

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