Theory Striped Maxi

Once again, the spirits of Marcy the Medium have influenced my fabric selection!

“You need more yellow in your life,” she stated.

I think I ordered the best yellow a n y t h i n g  ever available, for Mood Fabrics’ Theory Light Canary Striped Viscose Ponte Blend  has more than surpassed my expectations!

Goodbye Valentino Mood Fabrics' Theory Canary Striped Viscose Ponte Blend  www.goodbyevalentino.com   I wasn’t ready to put away the pattern from my last project (New Look 6210) quite yet – especially since the fit had been tweeked to perfection. Besides, I had set out to make a maxi and ended up with a short dress. The phenomenal drape of this fabric begged for a maxi and frankly, how could I resist?

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My only alteration was to add an inch of fabric to the front lower armsyce for better coverage.

Goodbye Valentino Mood Fabrics' Theory Canary Striped Viscose Ponte Blend  www.goodbyevalentino.com  Since the fabric/pattern combination screams summer, I opted for the racer back rendition – a first for me.

Goodbye Valentino Mood Fabrics' Theory Canary Striped Viscose Ponte Blend  www.goodbyevalentino.com  What took four days to make last week took four hours to make this week, due in part to this beautifully behaved viscose ponte knit. No slipping, no sliding, no curling and it is perfectly on grain.

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Too good to be true?

Goodbye Valentino Mood Fabrics' Theory Canary Striped Viscose Ponte Blend  www.goodbyevalentino.com  NO!

Goodbye Valentino Mood Fabrics' Theory Canary Striped Viscose Ponte Blend  www.goodbyevalentino.com

Too good to pass up! Check it out 🙂

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Comments


  • IsabellaM
    June 11, 2014

    You dress fantastic, I admire abilities! I also sew, but not so beautiful 🙂 🙂

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 11, 2014

      Thank you, Isabella! This dress is very easy to make 🙂

  • Pam
    June 11, 2014

    Beautiful — and you can rock that yellow! Congratulations on a gorgeous result!

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 11, 2014

      Many thanks, Pam! I’m trying to wear more yellow – don’t know why I’ve avoided it all of these years 🙂

  • Fiona
    June 11, 2014

    Yellow is such a hard colour to wear but you look fantastic in it – head to toe! Great use of that delicious sounding knit!

  • Jeannie
    June 11, 2014

    Smashing! Perfect fit, perfect fabric, and perfect for you!

  • Amanda S.
    June 11, 2014

    Well, I love it of course, but I JUST ordered this fabric to make into a skirt. So now I’ll be copying you once again. Didn’t you know all things yellow have my name on them?! 😉

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 11, 2014

      LOL! I do know how much you like yellow and how good it looks on you! Can’t wait to see what you do with your fabric 🙂

  • Sallie
    June 11, 2014

    Love that buttery yellow color!! It suits you fabulously! And I’m quite inspired by your summer maxi dress – gotta make me some of them!

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 11, 2014

      Thank you so much, Sallie! I’m starting to love summer maxi’s – easy and provide a complete look 🙂

  • Lori
    June 11, 2014

    You look beautiful in yellow and I love this fabric made into this dress. Gorgeous job.

  • Melonie
    June 11, 2014

    Looks great on you! I’ve been eyeing this fabric and wondering if I can pull off the yellow…

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 11, 2014

      Thank you, Melonie! You will totally love this fabric 🙂

  • oonaballoona
    June 11, 2014

    awesome. i like this marcy.

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 11, 2014

      Thank you, Marcy 😉 That means a lot coming from the Queen of Maxi’s !

  • Ginger
    June 11, 2014

    Gorgeous! I love you in yellow (although I think my very favorite on you is metallic gold)! This is PERFECT for summer!

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 11, 2014

      Many thanks, Ginger! I agree that it will be a perfect summer dress 🙂 🙂

  • Elaine davies
    June 11, 2014

    You always look lovely in whatever you make however I would have preferred this a little bit shorter on you to show off your ankles and sandals.

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 11, 2014

      Elaine – Many thanks for your comment. I’m so inexperienced in wearing maxis and totally appreciate your helpful suggestion. An easy fix indeed!

  • Peter
    June 11, 2014

    Beautiful job! You look 6 feet tall in that dress!

  • Cennetta
    June 11, 2014

    Sarah,
    You are all along. This is a great fabric to showcase this dress. Love it.

  • Sandra
    June 12, 2014

    What a great dress Sarah, that pattern looks very similar to the Mission Maxi my Jamie Christina – I made a couple this past summer. I love the yellow stripe, just lovely.

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 12, 2014

      Thank you, Sandra! I need to check out your pattern 🙂

  • Cissie
    June 12, 2014

    Love you in yellow! Perfect summer maxi dress. And the racer back looks great on you!

    • Goodbye Valentino
      June 12, 2014

      Thank you, Cissie! I was skeptical about the racer back but really like it 🙂

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    June 13, 2014

    This is just so lovely – and I think that if you can wear yellow you absolutely should as much as possible! You look like a delicious lemon sorbet on a relaxing sunny afternoon – I love it!

    • Sarah Gunn
      June 13, 2014

      Thank you so much, Lizzy! What a lovely analogy 🙂 🙂

  • Janelle
    June 15, 2014

    You look stunning! I love the dress and the yellow is so “Summer perfect”. Really like the way you made the racer back “bra friendly”, too. Fantastic job. I need to order that fabric right NOW!

    • Sarah Gunn
      June 16, 2014

      Thank you, Janelle! I hesitated to make the racer-back until I looked at the width of the back and realized it wasn’t so narrow. 🙂

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