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DIY plaid maxi dress

When it comes to chiffon the first thing that comes to mind is light and flowy so I knew instantly when I spotted this fabric on moodfabrics.com that a dress was next in line.  This fabric is way more beautiful in person, it’s feminine because of the fabric content but yet masculine because of the plaid print which happens to be one of my favorite prints.

The pattern I used for this dress was Butterick B5454 which I’ve made before here with the following alterations:

-Used only the bodice and sleeve of the pattern

-Added a draped tab button sleeve

-Added  2 3.5″x 65″ waist wraps

-The skirt was made by cutting a piece of fabric 50″x 142″ and attached it to the bodice by pleating. (this amount of fabric is necessary due to the fact it’s sheer and this prevents the ability to see through it.

Chandler’s dress was made using a self drafted pattern and this cotton batiste from moodfabrics.com 


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  1. June 16, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    I love how the punkin is part of the spot light! Love the dress!

  2. Tiffany Burrus
    June 16, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    I noticed that you stated the amount of fabric is necessary to prevent being able to see through it due to its sheerness. Did you line the dress?

  3. Amaechi
    June 17, 2016 / 4:40 am

    How do you know how much fabric to cut for the skirt portion of the dress to attach onto the bodice?

    • Nikki
      June 20, 2016 / 2:25 am

      It’s based on the size of the bodice you cut and how much volume you prefer, it’s totally at your discretion. I never cut the skirt until I finish the bodice so I pin the fabric to see what works best.

  4. Mhug
    June 18, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    I’m sorry but your little cutie stole the show! She’s adorable

    • Nikki
      June 22, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you:)