DIY Resort Maxi

DIY Resort Maxi
When I saw this inspiration dress I fell in love.  It sat in my checkout basket for two days while I went back in forth in my mind if I really needed a dress that cost more than shoes.  Logically I knew I didn’t but it was so beautiful.  I went over the number of occasions where I could wear it and thought ok maybe it is justified.  One week later I get an email reminder that I have a $330.00 credit which in my mind was a sign from up above and because credits are free money LOL I have no choice but to spend it.  I proceed to  check out and the darn dress is sold out in my size.  I guess it wasn’t meant to be! So I headed to the fabric store, picked up a pattern that I could easily alter, and I satisfied my fix at a 3,000% savings.

Dress: DIY Butterick pattern B5643 with alterations

Shoes- Marni
Bangles- Mango and Wanderlust other colors found here



  1. July 6, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    Gorgeous, you did a great job. One could live in a style like this for a hot summer.

    • July 11, 2012 / 2:51 am

      Thank you, maxi dresses are the easiest summer go to items. And very forgiving 🙂

  2. July 6, 2012 / 11:29 pm

    Fabulous! I love the changes you made to the pattern!

    • July 11, 2012 / 2:52 am

      Thank you Erica, you absolutely inspire me!

    • July 11, 2012 / 2:52 am

      Thank you Lela

    • July 16, 2012 / 1:39 am

      Thank you Adrienne

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