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06/12/12

Tracings Vol. #22 - Maxi Dresses and a 20% Off Coupon!

deepikaTracings Vol. #22               

 
It's maxi mania here at PatternReview. Yup, we're after all fashion supreme. And why not, when they're so easy to make and fun to wear.
 
Check out tips from our members if you're thinking about making one. We even picked out some of our highly reviewed maxi patterns for you. 
 
And to sweeten the deal, just until this Sunday, take 20% off your pattern order when you use coupon TRACINGS06. See more for details.
 
Until next month, 
 
Happy Tracing!

Deepika

 

 

 

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In Volume #22
Sew the Popular Maxis
20% Off Coupon
Maxi Patterns

MaxisSew the Popular Maxis  


Seen a maxi on a runway you like? Or perhaps you just love the way it flows when you walk. The great news is that they're a breeze to sew. 

Most of the detailed work is in the bodice unless you pick a pattern with ruffles on the skirt, like Burda 7682.

Choosing a Pattern
There are many out there. 
have reviewed the
Jamie Christina Mission Maxi, but   Simplicity 3503 is the top-reviewed maxi pattern (with 91 reviews) and is also a Best Pattern of 2009.
Simplicity 3503
Simplicity 3503:
91 reviews!
Fabric
You'll need a lot of fabric.  You'll probably use a stretch knit but  CraftAddict says you shouldn't go with too stretchy a fabric,

 

Jamie Christina Mission Maxi
Jamie Christina Mission Maxi: popular pattern!
because the weight will pull down the neckline (the alternative is stabilizing the
neckline.) Popular fabrics for the maxi are Cotton-Lycra Knit, Rayon-Lycra Knit, and Cotton Jersey.

Length

Will you wear the maxi with flats or heels?  If with heels, do you want only the toes to show or the ankles too (think comfort in walking).  And you want to preserve the length when you stitch the hem. Rikki23 made sure the length was where she wanted it by serging the skirt end, folding it up and stitching it again.

 

Skirt 

Make sure the skirt is roomy enough for walking. truebias will allow for a fuller skirt the next time she sews a maxi.

  



Neckline
How low do you want the neckline? Check the reviews for member recommendations on neckline and strap length.

The Maxi Skirt/Dress

Rather have a maxi skirt instead? 
(she shares her instructions) to create a maxi skirt that doubles as a dress.

What Shoes to Wear With a Maxi?

What's Your Favorite Maxi?

Read about Best Pattern Simplicity 3503.

Read More about Maxis on the Boards.

Simplicity 3503
Rikki23's Simplicity 3503


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Offer Expires: 11:59 PM EST Sunday, June 17, 2012
 
MaxiPatternsToSellMaxi Patterns

Vogue 8574 Misses' Dress

Vogue Patterns 8574 Misses' Dress   
FoPR Price: $20.25

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 Easy and Great for Beginners, Highly Recommended 
   

Simplicity 3503 Misses Day or Evening KnitSimplicity 3503 Misses Day or Evening Knit
FoPR Price: $15.26
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A Best Pattern of 2009 
Reviewed 91 Times


  
 
Burda 7555 Dress

Burda 7555 Dress

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Highly Recommended   

 
 Vogue 8489 
Misses' Dress


Vogue Patterns 8489 Misses' Dress

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Highly Recommended


New Look 6980
Misses' Design Your Look Dresses
New Look 6980 Misses' Design Your Look Dresses
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Easy & Great for Beginners
Great Wardrobe Builder

 
McCall's 5893 
Dresses  
 McCall's 5893 Dresses   
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Easy & Great for Beginners



Kwik Sew 3710 
Dresses
Kwik Sew 3710 Dresses
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Kwik Sew 3703 
Dresses
Kwik Sew 3703 Dresses
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Simplicity 2947 Plus Size & Plus Size Petite Knit Dress

 Simplicity 2947 Plus Size & Plus Size Petite Knit Dress, Tunic, Pants and Knit or Woven Shrug Khaliah Ali Collection  

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Easy & Great for Beginners


 
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