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Va Va Voom Maxi Dress

June 8, 2018

I’ve been working through my Vlisco stash lately. I originally intended to use this fabric with the Simone dress by Victory patterns by after reading the reviews, it seemed risky to sew up in a precious fabric without muslining for fit, which I had no desire to. So I veered off that idea and instead picked Vogue 9104, which incidentally happens to be reminiscent of one of the looks that were featured at Vlisco’s 170 years runway special with this very fabric back in 2016 (look at 1:43 in video):

Vlisco’s dress is heavily embellished, mine is more casual 🙂 The fabric was also used for the bride’s gown (27:10 in video) :

Vlisco describes the fabric as follows:

Blooming flowers are crystallized into a festive design that balances modern chic with feminine charm. This gemstone-inspired design is bursting with brilliant fashion possibilities for you to shine in.

I personally think it looks like origami flowers too.

I chose my size based on high bust measurement and made no FBA because the description states “very loose fitting”, which the finished measurements confirm. I eliminated the seam at center front and center back in order to use the flower design without the need to pattern match. I substituted the hook and eye at the back for handmade loops and buttons I had on hand. After I finished sewing, I cut off 10 cm off the bottom of the dress because it was ridiculously long and I don’t intend to wear it with 15-cm heels, much rather bare foot on a Greek beach next October. And I used the rolled hem foot of my sewing machine to hem it. So here we go, my new favorite maxi dress, which already got me quite a few compliments and some gasps when I answered “thanks, I made it” 🙂 :

And it has pockets!

Looking at the pictures, I think I should wear a racerback bra with it.

I have 4 yards left and no intention of making a bride’s gown but that still leaves me with a myriad of possibilities…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. sewbussted permalink
    June 8, 2018 21:29

    I think you made the perfect choice. The dress looks so lovely on you. Absolutely love it 💗


  2. June 9, 2018 15:52

    That is awesome! I like yours better than the runway one as I think it’s so much more wearable, but without sacrificing the dramatic look.


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