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DIY color block suede and wool maxi

In a perfect world I can wear a maxi dress or skirt at least once a week.  But living in an area that unfortunately has a winter season, it’s not possible unless it’s a “cold weather” maxi.  This means a wool maxi with suede, yep!

This wool is a light medium weight wool with an incredible drape found on moodfabrics.com here.  It cuts and sews easily, has a touch of one-way stretch.  The suede was also found at moodfabrics.com here, which is a light weight beautiful bright lime green

The pattern used was vintage McCalls 3074 with the following alterations:

-Added a 1″ collar

-Cut a high low hem removing 9.5″ off the front of the hem

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Dress-Diy Boots- Manolo Blahnik – Shades- Prada




  1. Lora Davis
    February 29, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    As always…beautiful..Nikki, how far did you come up in the front for the high low hem??

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:26 am

      Thank you Lora, I came up 9.5″

  2. Sarah
    April 25, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    This is gorgeous and I’ve just discovered this pattern is in my stash! Not sure if you know/bothers you etc but your feed doesn’t come up in bloglovin since you changed your website – no new posts have updated – I wondered where you’d gone! 🙂

    • Nikki
      April 27, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      I Sarah
      Thank you so much 🙂