Were I to make a poll of the number of valued voices in our house that love maxi dresses, I’d come up with mine and those of our 4 cats. I love them because they’re fun to wear; the cats do, too, because they see maxi dresses as walking curtains.
After this project, methinks the boyfriend has seen just how fun maxi dresses can be as well. Of course, there is the possibility that he only admitted that he liked this dress because he got tired of me barging on his office to ask him what he thought of it. But let’s go with him finally liking maxi dresses genuinely. It’s more fun that way.
What my sewing machine and I came up with:
…after I checked out SS2012 runway photos and found this:
I’m not trying to be all model-y in the photo above, by the way. That’s me turning away from the window because I saw the boyfriend’s nephew passing by the house on his bike and I didn’t want him to wonder what weird thing I was doing.
More photos of my new favorite dress:
These photos show that were I to be asked to be model-y, I can only do the “hands on hips” pose. Ha!
But back to the dress. My initial plan with the floral fabric was to make a halter top but after seeing the runway photo from D&G above, other plans were brewed. The fabric is far from scarf-like but it does seem to have two types of print (obvious in 3rd photo above) that served well for my pattern-mixing purposes. This and the Native American print of the bottom fabric resulted to the perfect “flower child” marriage of a dress.
Anyway, since this post is already overflowing with photos, I’ll publish the tutorial for the dress next time.