Miracles do happen!

5 Jul

I love me a maxi dress. I love them so much I finished up my third one in two years. They hide a multitude of sins: the eight pounds I’ve put on since Christmas, my unshaven legs, and my ballooning backside :)

Yes girls. That’s right. Simplicity 3503 day gown is done! The fabric was here from the fabulous Ann of Gorgeous Fabrics when I got home from work on Thursday. I love the east coast! Gigi is right, this fabric is fabulous! Plus, take a look at what Summerset has done with it.

So, I pretty much adore everything about this dress. While I’m a 14 by Simplicity standards, I cut a 10 based on the measurements printed on the pattern. Oh, Big 4, if there is one thing you have over my beloved Burda, it’s printing measurements on the pattern.

Here’s a shot from the side. I lopped off two inches from the hem and decided not to hem it. Yep. The edges are raw and I couldn’t be happier.

And another from the back. I used 3/8 vs. 1/4 inch elastic in the back and cut the size 8 elastic since other reviewers noted the dress sagged in the back.

Inside lining.
Matched motif on the bodice

Seriously. This dress is great. You can crank it out in four hours or so and have something fun and trendy.
Plus, I’ve got plenty left over for a top.

TTFN, I’m on my way to the party!

I love a loooong weekend! And apparently I love the red, white and blue.
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4 Responses to “Miracles do happen!”

  1. velosewer January 19, 2013 at 04:39 #

    I love the print you’ve used. It fits you nicely.

  2. Marti January 24, 2013 at 12:51 #

    I can’t believe you gave up this dress? It’s so cute on you! You march your friend back in and demand it back!


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