Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pattern Review: Maxi Dress Combining 
Vogue 1141 and McCalls 6559



Sku #CE4189
Maraschino Cherry Red Tie Dye Kit
58"
94%Cotton 6% Elastine
$16.00



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.

3 comments:

becki-c said...

Beautiful! you totally rock those colors. This is Houston, summer will last for a couple more months...

Unknown said...

Awesome!!!!!!

Roz said...

@Becki-thanks you and you are so right!
@Unknown-thank you