Friday, March 12, 2010

Making a maxi dress and need your opinion

This weekend (and however long after that it takes) I will be working on the muslin for this dress:

I want to make it floor length, otherwise I LOVE the design.

So, I am asking for an opinion: I think if it is floor length and black it will be too much? Do you agree? What color would you make it in (the collage below shows some of teh colors I'm leaning towards)? Do you think that a bust piece from jersey and a skirt piece from cotton voile print will work? Do you think the jersey from the picture below will work (it is very lightweight)?

Many questions, I know, but I'll really appreciate your input!

6 comments:

Myra said...

Black with that print would be great.

ChickyC said...

I made a maxi last October to cover my pregnant belly, I used a contrast with black top band and light green bottom. The green was a very lightweight material (think sarong-like) so I used the same jersey from the black band as lining for the bottom and sewed the materials together at the side seams and it worked fine.

I personally think all black maxi's are nice because they can be dressed up or down.

I LOVE maxi's for pregnant bellies, very flattering.

Mo said...

The breast area looks really squished in a not very flattering way. I'd be interested to see how you modified that otherwise lovely dress so that it was flattering.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I personally like the print. I think it'd make the dress a bit more casual. Otherwise, I'd make it in one of the coral colors - I think that family of colors is so easy to wear.

But take my opinion with a grain of salt: I don't wear black very often, especially in the summer. Have fun! Whatever fabric you choose, it will be a stunner.

cidell said...

On maxi dresses I like really big prints. But, I have no feat of prints since I'm tall enough, etc. I prefer the look of a solid for that dress over the print you're showing. And I love all the colors you have. See, not helpful :)

sanjeet said...

I used the same jersey from the black band as lining for the bottom and sewed the materials together at the side seams and it worked fine.

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