Friday, 23 August 2019

Sew Over It (Maxi) Eve Dress - 2019 Make Nine #5

This is my third Sew Over It Eve dress (one and two), and probably won't be my last because I blinking love this pattern.

 

I was inspired to make it maxi length after seeing a gorgeous maxi version ages ago on Instagram.  I just extended the length of the skirt pieces, but had to fold the side edges in a bit to fit on the fabric.

I also raised the underarm by 1 inch, and faced the armholes with black bias tape.




The fabric is some viscose bought last year from The Textile Centre.  I ordered 3 metres, but they sent me 3.5 metres with a note to say that the extra half metre was because there was a slight flaw on the print.  After much searching I found it, and it was only in one place and extended 8cm in from the edge.  I love The Textile Centre!


 



A lot of petite folks say they can't wear maxis; I say nonsense!!  I loves me a maxi dress, and this one is number 5 of my Make Nine.   And if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I've been making jeans, which is also part of my Make Nine, and they are a triumph as my sister would say!  But they are for another post.


And this is possibly the shortest post I've ever written!  Have a great weekend,

Lynne

8 comments:

  1. Hi Lynne,

    It is lovely! I am currently on the hunt for a midi/maxi dress pattern to use with some fab tiger print viscose I have just bought so I am going to look at this one from SOI. I agree about maxis being find on shorter people - I wear a maxi and feel elongated in it! Off to read your post re versions 1 and 2!

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    1. Hi Joanne, thank you! I LOVE the sound of tiger print fabric, and it would be fabulous as a maxi dress. Good luck with the pattern hunt.

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  2. Well the Eve dress loves you right back Lynne. It's fabulous on you. Perfect fit too. X

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  3. Looks gorgeous Lynne! Also I just popped over to see your jeans in progress. They look great and looking forward seeing them completed. Interesting to see your comments about belt loops as I've sewn them into the waist seam on trousers but not on jeans mainly as the Ginger jeans pattern has you sew them on afterwards so I'm wondering how that works out. I do love adding belt loops even on skirts and shorts as I like the look of a belt. I'm planning a Ness skirt next and it will have added belt loops! Good luck finishing your jeans.

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    1. Thanks Elaine!! I'm delighted with how the jeans have turned out, and am already planning more. I think I will try the other belt loops because I think they look a bit neater. Belt loops for the win!!

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  4. Lovely dress Lynne! And it's definitely nonsense that petite people can't wear maxi dresses - this looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks Ruth!! What's not to love about a maxi?!

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