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Friday, June 29, 2012

Simplicity 2443

Since I don't have anything brand new to show you...

I made this maxi for the NYC PR weekend in May and I loved wearing it. It was super comfy and I loved that my vision turned out the way I hoped!
 I had a piece of the purple ponte knit, leftover from another project and I loved how it looked next to the geometric ITY so after looking through my patterns I paired them with this pattern to make a maxi.
 I love the racer back!
Because the skirt was just a rectangle I just added the length I wanted at the hem. Due to shortage of the ITY the back skirt/rectangle is wider, therefore more there are more gathers than the front.  This pattern has been reviewed at PR I believe 66 times, of course some of those are for the jacket which is also a very nice pattern; I added mine since no one had turned it into a maxi.

Next post something new, the Vogue skirt has been cut, the top I had to change because I did not have enough fabric for the top in that pattern. But that has been cut too,  I  leave the details for the next post!

13 comments:

  1. The solid paired with the print looks perfect! Great idea to turn the shorter version into a maxi. Love it!

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  2. Lovely, Lisette! A great use of the leftover ponte--this will be a great dress through the summer.

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  3. I like the two fabrics used together and this style looks great as a Maxi.

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  4. Your dress looks nice and comfortable. Making it into a maxi is a great idea!

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  5. I love how you changed this into a maxi. You did an amazing job of mixing the ponte and the ITY knit together. This is a great dress!

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  6. Looks great! Was it hard to sew the curvy straps on to the rest of the bodice? It looks like the kind of fiddly thing I'd get stuck at for hours...

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  7. Clever you! I love this dress at maxi length.

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  8. You look sensational in this color and style!

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  9. Your dress looks fantastic. Great pairing of fabrics.

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  10. What a great maxi! I love the combination of the two patterns.

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  11. All you ladies wearing your maxi dresses at PR weekend looked so lovely and elegant, I was almost convinced to try one myself. But I just don't think I can wear one without feeling like I have on a nightgown.

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  12. Wonderful maxi! Love the racerback style!

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