Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

4 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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