DIY Maxi Dress

delphi IMG_1846 IMG_1851 IMG_1856 IMG_1890IMG_1858 Last summer was definitely the summer of maxi dresses here in Charleston and I am hoping that this year follows the same trend. When Indiesew sent me this new pattern to test from Named Clothing patterns I couldn’t say no. A new maxi dress AND it called for using jersey knit which I happened to have more knit in my stash right now that I know what do with. (Big thanks to my local fabric store Five Eighth Seams for your ever growing knit selection). This black jersey knit I have had sitting around for forever. I am not sure who makes it but it is more of a “slinky” knit versus a thicker knit that you might find with Girl Charlee knits or Art Gallery Fabrics knits. But this dress was meant to be used with a light weight knit with a nice drape, so alas a new not-so-little black dress was made!IMG_1862 IMG_1881 This pattern was much easier to make then I originally thought. The directions include pages full of terminology which was nice but the pictures in the booklet are not so great. Luckily I have done an elastic waist casing before in several other dresses but had that been my first time, I am sure I would of been lost out at sea. The picture is so confusing! My sizing was a little off as well. The length was perfec but the bodice turned out a little big. I cut a size small but I still felt like it was a little loose in the back, as you can kinda tell from this photo below. I think I might play with the strap situation or take in the sides a 1/2 inch on my next one. This could also again be due to the nature of the “slinky knit.” Its always good to size down with knits but I wonder if I should of gone down 2 sizes for this one!IMG_1889 IMG_1844

FABRIC: black, very stretchy knit from my stash // PATTERNDelphi Layerd Maxi Dress from Named Clothing // NECKLACE: purchased at StyleDwell in Charleston // SHOES: Old NavyIMG_1870


8 thoughts on “DIY Maxi Dress

  1. I’ve been scoping this pattern out since Named came out with their spring collection and its so nice to a finished version in black. It looks super cute too, though as someone who can relate to things always being too big I appreciate your honest review.

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