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Made By A Fabricista: Mommy & Me Maxi Dress and Hi-Lo Dress

HI Fashionistas:

This month I made another mommy and me dress.

I did a franken-pattern with the bodice of McCalls M7121 and the skirt of McCalls M7386.

At first I wanted to make a maxi dress for myself, but as I got into the construction of the garment, I wanted to be able to wear just the maxi skirt, so I ended up making 2 pieces, that can give the illusion of a dress when worn together belted.

This first look is quite summery. I plan on wearing it to our upcoming family trip. The fabric is a 4 way stretch knit that is 92% tactel Nylon Microfiber and 8 % lycra. This fabric comes in a couple different colors and can be found HERE. Look for the items from designer, JudyP Apparel. Or search JudyP Apparel in the search box on our website.


Side view if I wore these as a 2 piece. I ended up putting in a facing on the skirt since I decided to keep it as a skirt instead of sewing it to the bodice:



If I wear this as a one piece, I use the facing of the skirt as a waist band, so instead of being tucked into the skirt, it is flipped up above the skirt and tucked in under the bodice. Then I am able to belt it and Voila! It looks and feels like a one piece dress!


The best part about this fabric is how breathable it is. I did not feel hot in it, even with a self lined bodice. The fabric moves so beautiful. Isn't that the true pleasure of wearing a maxi?


Here is the back view



Side view:


I also made a  high-low dress for my daughter. I ordered 3 yards of the fabric and it was just enough! Here is a simple A-line dress with a high-low hem and some ruffles on the neck!


So much love from this munchkin! 



I truly enjoyed making these dresses and I do hope that you enjoyed reading about them!

I am making some more mommy and me dresses for our vacation. I hope you are having a lovely spring! See you next month.

XOXO

Comments

  1. Love it Vatsla!! The blue is beautiful color on both you and your daughter and the way that fabric falls is gorgeous! I absolutely love it and your creativity.

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  2. Vatsla, your mommy and me outfits are gorgeous....I love the color, perfect for Spring and Summer. What a great idea with the skirt waist facing.The skirt has the illusion of a dress when the facing is turned up and tucked under the top.... Very clever! Happy Spring!!!

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    1. Thanks Particia! Happy Spring to you too!!!

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