DIY faux maxi

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of experimenting with designing my own fabric with My Fabric Design.  I honestly had no idea what to print but have always been drawn to splatter prints and despite the fact I’m not a huge fan of busy prints, I   said what the heck and stuck with it.  Myfabricdesign.com made this process really easy with a seamless uncomplicated website that’s perfect for a person like me who enjoys a to the point process.

The fabric I selected was this silky faille which is a nice quality and great choice for a skirt or dress.  It cuts and sews easily and as long as you follow the ironing instructions 🙁 irons well. (make sure you iron on the wrong side of the fabric or it will bleed)

note: this fabric was 42″ wide which made lining up the print a challenge and is driving me crazy the more I look at it :- so make sure you order enough fabric to accommodate.

I wanted to make a dress but also wanted the opportunity to wear separates, so I opted for a top and skirt that at first glance could pass for a dress.

The pattern used for the top was Vogue V8772 with the following alterations:

-Added elastic at the wrist

-Removed the darts from the back of the pattern

The skirt was made using vintage McCalls 4589 view A with the following alterations:

-Added 6″ to the length

-Added a 3″ waist band

-Added side seam pockets

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5 Comments

  1. Lora Davis
    March 16, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Just Beautiful:)

  2. Georgie
    March 16, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Lovely fabric and dress

  3. Ebby
    March 21, 2016 / 1:09 am

    I absolutely think this is a beautiful make. I do wish I could see the finished product before you modeled it or maybe throw in some pics of your process to go along with the posts? I love your work! You’re my sewing Shero!!

  4. March 28, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    You are such an inspiration. I have been following your work for quite some time now. Thank you for this blog and showing that the cost of fashion can be in our hands. Your style is immaculate and innovative. I see nothing but great things for you. I hope you get your own show!!! Stay Blessed!

  5. Timesa
    April 6, 2016 / 6:55 am

    I love the fabric. I agree it can be a little busy but with separates you can do so much with it. You have been using your vintage patterns that you got here lately so it’s making it more challenging for me to make it too lol!

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