Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mardi Gras madness dress

Here is my pattern, Simplicity 6057. It is for girls, but with a 32 chest. Works for me!I made the long sleeve maxi dress version with this fabric from that estate sale two weeks ago. Click the link for a close-up of the fabric and its border print. 
 The fabric has a little stretch and was about 2 yards of really, really wide fabric. I had a lot to work with.
 I used the border print around the bottom, and parts of it at the waist and for the cuffs. It doesn't fray at all, so I didn't hem it. I might still trim a bit off at the bottom, I haven't decided.
 I was able to leave out the zipper because it was stretchy, so I made this one day that I had off from work.
 Whoops, the facing is sticking out a bit!
It might not be so practical, but we are going to see Steph and Steven in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and I plan on wearing it then! It is perfect because I can wear layers underneath and it is very flashy so I will catch lots of throws! Whoo hoo. (Also, no one flashes anything at the parades. That is only trashy people and/or tourists on Bourbon St.)

Ok, I'm working at the restaurant for Thanksgiving. Cross your fingers I make a ton of money!


  1. I think it's adorable!! I have my fingers crossed you make a ton of money today!

  2. I love it! The length is fabulous and I love the fabric you used. I hope your Thanksgiving at the restaurant went well and people were feeling really grateful :)

  3. It's a really nice dress. It's a nice use of the border fabric. I wouldn't have thought using a girl pattern would be ok for a grown up dress. Good to know! :)


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