So, I'm going to make a maxi dress for my holiday later this year. This is fabric I'm going to use:
I bought it at Goldhawk Road last year and have a rather astounding 4.8 metres worth (it was the end of the roll and I got some kind of deal).
Once I'd washed it, and all the 'dressing' had come out (or whatever they call that artificial stiffener you get in some fabrics) I was left with quite a light cotton. I think the design and weight would make it work for a maxi dress, especially as I have so blimmin' much of it, and don't want to feel compelled to recycle it for endless garments.
So, what pattern to use?
I would like to use one from my stash, extended to maxi length. I've narrowed it down to two possibles:
The reason for my choice is that I need something I can add a belt too, as I suit belted styles much better.
I really like the simplicity of the Maudella, and would probably lower the scooped neckline slightly and narrow the should straps a little.
I think the Style pattern would be flattering and work well as a maxi, plus it is designed to be worn with a belt. I've had the pattern for some time, and you may remember that last year, Karen made a version, and had a very trying time with it . You can read about it here. Her finished dress is lovely though, and it's good to have a warning that I'll definitely need to make a toile.
I think, what I'm REALLY asking is, should I wimp out and make the Maudella? Or 'man up' and make the Style?
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