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Dress: Made my me using a sleeveless version Butterick 5454 for the bodice and a self-drafted skirt
Shoes: MIA via Nordstrom Rack (not shown)
Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim x Target (old)
Hello Lovelies! Today I’m showcasing a diy printed maxi dress. I’ve had this jersey knit fabric in my stash for quite some time and thought it would be perfect for a summer maxi dress. I used a modified version of Butterick 5454 view B for the bodice. I initially planned to have 3/4 sleeves, but then decided against them because the print of my dress is so busy I felt a bit more skin showing would help to balance it all. I also ended up making my bodice into a wrap around top with the tie belt. For my skirt I decided to just use a self drafted straight skirt as opposed to a wrap skirt. I am really pleased with how my dress turned out. I love the unique print of the fabric and the bold colors. What I really love is the perfect length, for me I love my maxi dresses to just graze the floor. For us really tall girls it is sometimes hard to find. But I’m noticing that there are now more tall retailers popping up and giving us a greater selection of maxi dresses that are actually long enough for our tall frames. So if you don’t sew, you may want to check out retailers such as: Alloy Apparel, The Height, Height Goddess, and Long Tall Sally, just to name a few.
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