Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Made by A Fabricista: Cool Cut-out Maxi


Look who made a dress... Me!  I have a full weekend of events with friends and needed some quick and comfortable options to choose from.  This look was created with the bodice of a jumpsuit that was drafted earlier this year.  The bodice was drafted from scratch on my adjustable dress form.  The shape and fit took less than 30 minutes to create.


The fabric used here may look familiar because it is.  It was used in my June post for the "Tobago" shorts  (HERE). I cut each drafted pattern piece twice, which allowed me to line the bodice with itself.   This gave me (4) front, and (4) back pieces.  The opening from the cutout is 2 inches x 3.5 inches.  

The fabric used for the skirt is a multi colored ITY knit. 


The ITY fabric was 58 inches long. To keep this project simple, I simply thread gathered the entire 58 inches down to the width of my bodice and attached.  I inserted a metal zipper to give the dress a bit of character.




This ended being a really quick project which was exactly what I needed.  What do you think?  I cannot wait to wear this!






Until next time..

Happy Sewing
Jenese

3 comments:

  1. Fabulous dres! A summertime knockout look! You look amazing!

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  2. Awesome!! You are very talented.

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  3. I like the concept of the garment and the color. However, strapless clothing usually includes boning in the bodice, at least in the side seams, to help hold it up. This would eliminate the folds of fabric over your belly. Also, if you had princess seams, it would help curve the garment to your bust better and the top edge of the bodice (the points in particular) wouldn't stand away so much. Good choice on the back zipper, though, strapless puts a lot of strain on zippers so a standard, metal zipper was definitely the way to go.

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