The Georgia mountains were a little chilly Saturday so it was worn with a cardigan:
With my better half:
I look huge in that last one, but I'm pretty sure it's just the angle (!) and the flowiness (pretty sure that's not a word) of the fabric. Although I must admit that sash did get re-tied (read: loosened) after I had visited the buffet (and cake line) a few times. It wasn't part of the pattern, but I decided to add the sash for a few reasons... 1)the bodice part was a little big and I didn't really want to take it in, and 2)who doesn't like adjustable clothes? We all know fluctuations occur (especially when buffets are involved).
Since I didn't get around to sharing any process pics last week I'll throw in a few at the end here. These were all taken when I had the bodice and neckband complete, plus the skirt portion lined and pleated. I still had to sew the two parts together, add a zipper (! .. was very proud when I completed that!), and hem the bottom to my height (which included hacking off about 5", ha! .. I'm a shorty .. one reason learning to sew and hem my own clothes is beneficial!)
As you can see from those pics, maxi dresses require a LOT of fabric... even for shorties! It was during snapping these photos that I began to worry that I would look like a piece of drapery with legs when wearing the dress. Once it all came together, though, I *think* it was a good fabric choice for the pattern.
I think that about covers it all with the dress. I've got some new patterns, and really have the bug to sew myself more clothes. I hope to squeeze in "me" sewing time between some nursery and owl orders. Will report back soon! Hope you're all well. xoxo