Monday, September 03, 2012

Simplicity 2580–Maxi Version


I have made this twice before but never in the maxi length.  I really wanted one and had the perfect ITY border print.
ITY stands for interlock twist yarn, the fabric is usually a polyester and has nice drape.
Here is more information on this fabricEmma One Sock fabric guide
Pictures were taken during the rain from Isaac so a bit dark, I plan on wearing it this week so better pictures soon.
simplicity 2580 mazi
It is really long, I will have to wear my taller shoes, but I love the border print and the effect it has on the dress.
The drape
drape
Now for the back bodice, it is just what I had left to make it work.  I do like the way it looks, a bit of drama as you walk away.  When substitute teaching, I will probably wear a cardigan with this dress.
back bodice
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With all the rain from Isaac (no complaints here we were in severe drought), I have been getting lots of clothes made for Erin.    Four garments completed, another top cut out, waiting for lining for her coat.   That just barely makes a dent in the pile of fabric, the girl went crazy buying fabric! 

29 comments:

  1. what is ITY ? This is stunning.

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  2. Wow, that is gorgeous. Fabulous print and beautifully placed.

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  3. Totally awesome touch on the upper back!!

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  4. I have the same question what is ITY and agree the dress is stunning

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  5. Your border print placement is very interesting. I wouldn't have thought to repeat it in the upper back, that looks great.

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  6. Wow, stunning dress! The border print is lovely and it was such a cool surprise to see it on the back of the bodice! Very clever :)

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  7. Just beautiful - great use of the border print...

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  8. That is absolutely stunning! I love the way you used the print on the back bodice. It is a nice surprise when you turn around.

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  9. I love it! I think I may have that same fabric in the stash. It does cry out for a maxi!

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  10. Beautiful, I love the fabric placement - sometimes the best ideas come when we are forced to do something different!

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  11. Beautiful! I love border prints! This looks wonderful.

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  12. Wow! Stunning is certainly the correct word!

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  13. Gorgeous dress Lori. Just stunning! Great use of the border print.

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  14. Now that's a top dress. Great print use.

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  15. Oh Gosh this is GORGEOUS.

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  16. wonderful dress. The back is just awesome use of the print.

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  17. Oh my goodness--that is really breathtaking! You really handled that border print beautifully. I love the surprise on the back!

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  18. I love your placement of the fabric pattern on the dress. Just stunning!

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  19. That's stunning! I love it. Will have to put pattern (and a border print!) on my wish list :)

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  20. Love the border print! It was a rainy weekend in NJ too, so I got a few things cut out and finished up a few projects.

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  21. Oh wow I love this dress, your print placement is spot on. love it!

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  22. Love, love, love this!! Beautiful job!

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  23. I love the back detail! What a clever way to add punch to the dress. You are so creative!

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  24. Aren't the border prints fun to sew? I've been having fun with my border print stash. Love how you positioned this design on this dress!

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  25. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! That fabric is AMAZING! the dress is going to look sooooo fabulous on you, Lori!

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  26. Gasp! This dress is drop dead gorgeous!

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