Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Maxi,City,Town Dress

I've been seeing all the fabulous maxi dresses,city dresses,and town gowns on all the different blogs and it made me wonder....could I pull this style off? I am 5'5 and quite fluffy. My friend Linda says,"Wear what you like. If you like it you should wear it." I think about her words often when I'm freaking out about my pattern or fabric selection and how it will look on my plus size body,and immediately feel good about what I have chosen.

I wanted something with some coverage and would not give me the maternity look. I choose this pattern. I have made this dress before and found it to be a great fit and fast to put together. No zippers,buttons or elastic. Don't you just love summer sewing?

I added some length and left the back ties off. No other adjustment were needed.
I purchased this cool ,cotton jersey fabric, from my friend Ebony's Etsy store, EbbyJ's Fabrics .
I wore it to work Thursday(with total confidence) and was cool and comfortable all day. I will be making this dress again. Next time, with shorter sleeves.

15 comments:

SEWING SHAY said...

The dress looks great, excellent choice in fabric.

Melodye said...

You go girl!!! You are really my sheroe. I've followed you from then beginning and your "can do" attitude and your determination to get it right have really inspired me. I'm going to put your friends' words on my wall. Thanks again, Melodye

mitch1066 said...

oooh it looks lovely!I love the longer length,i must make some:)

gwensews said...

Great dress. I love that animal print. Long dresses really are so comfortable in the summer.

Antoinette said...

Lisa, this looks really wonderful on you! It's funny how we spend so much time learning what styles are flattering for us, but when we're drawn to something else, we feel its pull like a magnet!

I agree with your friend that if you love something and wear it with confidence, it will look great even if it isn't on that list of "best styles for your body." The confidence is the accessory that pulls it all together. :)

Faye Lewis said...

WOW! That is really beautiful! You look so good it it, and you are really getting your money's worth out of that pattern. You wear that animal print so well too. Can't wait to see it on you in person. (I need to listen to my own advice more often myself (lol).

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I looked at this pattern and passed on it...but this dress looks stunning on you! Ummmm wonder if I should order one more pattern from the online pattern sale?!

LoverofWords said...

That dress looks good on you. I am glad that you decided to make it.

Sheila said...

Lovely dress and great print.

VIRGINIA J said...

AFTER A LONG ABSCENCE I SEE YOU HAVEN'T LOST YOUR TOUCH. I RECENTLY SAW YOU ON FAYES BLOG AND WAS SAYING TO MYSELF. "THERE SHE IS SLACKING OFF" BUT YOUR BACK AND I AM GLAD YOU DID A GREAT JOB.

alethia said...

Beautiful, I am glad you are back. I am looking forward to see more of you fabu creations

Carol said...

The dress is stunning on you! I love the pattern and I love the print. You look great.

JC said...

This is indeed a very nice dress and it is very becoming on you. I look forward to seeing another one. Keep up the good work!

Cennetta said...

Great dress: cool, comfortable, and cute. A winner.

joannely said...

Love the side panels of giraffe skin motifs...or maybe that was part of the fabric. You look way too good to be going to work...love the sandals and hair too!!!!