Maxi Dress from Designer Tie-Dyed Silk
It pays to be naughty sometimes.
Especially this time.
Here is McCall’s 6700.
I had sewn the pattern before and didn’t see anything stretchy about it…… and I had to have this Blue Tie-Dye Silk Crepe de Chine Border Print from Mood Fabrics…… and I had to make this maxi dress in this silk. At 5’2” I rarely wear border fabrics and I knew this was my chance.
It’s been a long time since I broke the rules, but I think it was worth it 😉
I think it would look great with a big bowl of cherries, an armful of sunflowers, or even better walking along the beach – my hope is to wear this dress all summer long!
This is quite the easy pattern with four pattern pieces (five if you include the back ties). The neck and armholes are finished with a narrow hem rather than a facing or lining. Having made the dress once before (blogged here) I knew what issues I would face with the upper bodice popping open, and overlapped the upper front and back bodice an extra inch and a half to solve the problem.
I guess one could say I got away with it, but maybe I should have had my wrists slapped for taking a chance with this beautiful silk. It is perfect for just about any garment with its lovely drape and soft hand! Editor’s note: The fabric that Sarah chose here is from our collection of delicious prints and solids from designer Thakoon, available at Mood LA, Mood NYC and online. Her tie-dyed border print is a favorite of Mood staff and customers alike. Click here to see how Thakoon used this fabric in his Thakoon Addition spring 2012 collection.
Best wishes for a safe and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend!