Thursday, May 12, 2016

To the lighthouse - a maxi dress for summer

Hey everyone,
So I found this fabric for 6 euros:

It's a flowing fabric with a big lighthouse print. Altogether there were 5 lighthouses. The fabric was very wide, but not tall enough to be a maxi dress on its own.

So I cut the fabric like this:

I made the lighthouse pieces into an a-line skirt and then cut up the leftover triangles of sky to make the bodice. I almost didn't have enough for a waistband, so I had to construct it from many pieces. Luckily it's almost invisible in the finished dress. :)

I had such a sewing flow on that I didn't take more pictures of the process. I can make a more detailed post if you want, though. :)

Here's the finished dress:

And here's how it looks worn:

Bring on the sunshine and warmth!

The total cost of this dress was 6 euros 50 cents (6 euros for fabric and 50 cents for zipper), plus thread etc. But still, cheap for a maxi dress for sure!

Now I can't wait until it gets warm enough to wear this outside! The fabric has such a nice drape and flow, I'm sure it will be nice and cool during the heat of the summer (if the summer ever comes...)

So, what do you think? :)

Satu / Sew Scoundrel