Sunday, September 13, 2009

Strapless Maxi dress


This was one of the fabrics I bought at Metro Textiles in New York. I found this in the $1.00 box that Kashi has in the back of the store. This was easy pezzy sewing. My DD posed in the dress so I could take a picture.

Some stats
large piece of jersey knit - maybe 2 yd
light silky lining fabric- 2yd

Notions
Gutterman Orange thread
All purpose Black thread
1-inch elastic

When I saw the fabric I knew that it only needed something very simple to make it sing. I use the hip measurement and I made a simple rectangle. It has only one seam (at the side). I added a lining to keep it from clinging. I used my serger to attach the elastic and sewed it down with machine stitching ( Sandra Betzina's tip). The hem was not done when I took the photo.
I plan to wear it with a short black jacket

6 comments:

Kristine said...

Wow, what a find! Easy peezy is right, nice job!

Sheila said...

The maxi dress is gorgeous and the print is to die for.

Thanks for lovely compliment on by dress.

Summerset said...

That is one fabulous piece of fabric! You were so right to use it in such a simple way as to highlight the print.

alethia said...

Thank you ladies. The dress is done, I will post a pic of me wearing it soon. The fabric is really niceeeeeeeeeee

Cennetta said...

I missed this one. The day dress is super cute and I wish I had it to wear during my vacation. ;-)

paco peralta said...

Es un tela preciosa, me encanta este vestido.

Alethia, como estas? espero que todo vaya bien para tí. Te mando un fuerte abrazo con mis mejores deseos.

Paco

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