Wednesday, 15 May 2013

What I Wore (and Made) Wednesday - Jersey Maxi Dress

This was a really quick sew and I feel I'm really getting the hang of sewing with jersey. This time I didn't make the mistake of cutting before the fabric's first wash (believe me this isn't a mistake you make twice).


The pattern was McCalls 6700 and the fabric is called jellybean rose blue. I found it in Fabricland in Bristol.

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24 comments:

  1. You are SO clever!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks amazing! I love Maxi Dresses for the summer, really really stunning x

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    1. Thanks. Since having kids all I want to wear in summer are maxis - no knicker flashing when you bend down to play.

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  2. I love it, and I know you have a super pair of shoes that complete the outfit. Clever clogs!

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    1. well my shoes are lovely - but I'm not sure of their IQ!

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  3. Wow! I can't believe you made this yourself. It looks fantastic on you. Love the print.

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    1. I'm kind of getting the hang of making clothes, certainly not up to Great British Sewing Bee standards, but I'm getting there

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  4. What a gorgeous maxi dress and that print is wonderful, you very clever lady xx

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  5. Well done you! Love florals and you are a brilliant designer! I lived in Bristol for a few months a couple of years ago and loved it there!

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    1. Thanks - but I can't take credit for designing it - it was made from a pattern. Bristol is a lovely city to live in.

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  6. So clever, and it looks amazing! x

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    1. Thanks. It was really fun to make

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  7. Beautiful dress. Looks really good. perfect summer or holiday dress. Great flowery print. Thank you for visiting me x

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    1. It would be great on holiday because jersey packs well

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  8. I really want to try something like this as I can never find maxi dresses long enough and this looks amazing!

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    1. Ah, the problems us tall girls have!

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  9. Wow I can't believe you made that yourself! Amazing!

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    1. Oops, I forgot to put that on (put it on last week's just forgot this week)

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  10. Fabulous print on that fabric. Looks like the kind of dress you could wear to the beach or to cocktails by the pool.

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    1. Oooh, cocktails by the pool *books holiday*

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  11. I love it! do you think it would be too hard to attempt of you've not sewn with jersey much?

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    1. No I think this would be a good starter if you haven't done much jersey before as its a pretty basic pattern. All you need to do when sewing jersey is stretch it slightly when sewing - that means the stitches won't snap when it stretches when you move around. Oh and make sure you wash the fabric BEFORE cutting!

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  12. Superb outfit..! Must wear it with designer footwear.. :)

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  13. Nice snaps dear...All you need is a stylish pair of sunglasses for womenwith this outfit, and you would be out of this world..

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