Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pattern Review: Maxi Dress Combining 
Vogue 1141 and McCalls 6559

Sku #CE4189
Maraschino Cherry Red Tie Dye Kit
94%Cotton 6% Elastine

It's still hot here in South Texas-88 degrees today to be exact.  I'm still wearing my maxi dress I made this summer but didn't review.  I used Vogue 1141 a knit top I made before (see review here) 
I like to use my patterns more than once just like my friend Dorcas.
To make this into a maxi dress, I combined Vogue 1141 knit top and the skirt half of McCalls 6559.
I taped the two patterns together matching them at the waistline markings.  So easy!
I prewashed this fabric in warm water perma press cycle and dried on the cotton setting.  The fabric shrunk 7 inches!  I have washed this many, many times and it has held up beautifully with no residual shrinkage and the colors have held up well.  I turned the hem up twice and topstitched to give the hem more weight.

Neckline and Armhole Bands

Additional Views

This fabric also comes in Bronze Tie Dye Knit, and Red Plum Tie Dye Knit.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Special Edition
Burda Classic 2012

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawing

Swing Coat for Evening
Coat #0005A

Feminine wrap blouse worn with 
high waist, slim leg pants
Blouse #0014
Pants #0010A

Dramatic entrance!
Blouse #0015
Skirt with Train #0016

Classic Sheath
Dress #0004A

40's silhouette-the skirt has front welt pockets
Jacket #0007B
Skirt #0008A 

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