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Dress: DIY using Vogue 8915 plus modifications
Sandals : Payless (size 12)
Bracelets: Forever 21
When I was making this emerald green maxi dress I had no idea how it was going to turn out. I knew in my head how I envisioned it looking, but let’s just say sometimes my visions don’t always come to life as planned. But this time around it worked out. I wanted a maxi dress that dropped off the shoulder and draped the body after seeing a similar one on Pinterest. After I finished sewing this dress and tried it on I immediately thought ‘green goddess’ and knew I would finally be able to wear my matching gold cuff bracelets I had purchased from Forever 21 months ago. Throw in a pair of gold sandals and my new Coach tote (that my hubby and 2 year old son picked out for me for Mother’s Day) and my look was complete. What I love about this dress is that it is casual and comfortable, because it is made out of a cotton knit t-shirt material, but with my gold bracelets and sandals it kicks it up a notch to casual chic, which I love especially being a stay at home mom.
I used Vogue pattern V8915 as the base for this dress. I only needed to make a couple of minor modifications for the look I wanted. I widened the neckline for the off the shoulder look. I lengthened the dress to a maxi length for my frame. I eliminated the pockets because I didn’t want them to show through the material and mess with the way it draped on me. I used scraps for my belt (not on purpose…) I ran out of material..lol…rookie mistake. I need to stop only buying two yards of fabric unless I know specifically what I’m going to make. This was a very easy dress to make and I will definitely be making more in different variations and colors.
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