Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Missoni Maxi!



Yes, got my hands on even more missoni fabric - this time from the fabulous Gorgeous Fabrics, who called it the "Super Fabulous Milan Novelty Knit - Multi." Maxis being the in thing right now, I calculated that a generously cut yard would go around me, and be long (wide) enough to fit from shoulder to floor. Fortunately Gorgeous Fabrics do cut generously, and this is the result.
80% of the dress was completed in one night - the divine Sarah, who actually went to fashion school, pinned the fabric onto me, we sewed, cut, sewed some more, bound the neckline, cut the binding off the neckline, re-cut and re-sewed the neckline, drank wine and shifted furniture, all in about 3 and a half hours. The binding on the arms was completed in another hour, another day. Sarah tried to get me to use a pattern, but when you are built like a stick and have a tank top you can copy, who needs a pattern? As I kept saying, "let's wing it!" And we did!


2 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful dress. I love Missoni - so unique. My sister is a seamstress and she got the sewing gene from our Nanna, but I'm determined to improve my sewing this year. In answer to your question, yes I'm an Aussie :)Thanks so much for visiting. I love all of your blogs.

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  2. Oh wow, that turned out great!

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