This Off-the-Shoudler Maxi Dress is a modified version of Simplicity 8045. I made it without the top band. This dress was made for a Fashion Show that I participated in, in Los Angeles, CA, during the Mimi G Conference. It was a great experience but I was more nervous than I have ever been in my whole life.
I cut this in a size 10 and the fit was perfect, the only alterations needed were the length, I am a little bit on the shorter side, so most maxi dresses and or skirts require me to alter the length. The fabric used is a Army Green Knit from Michael Levine’s Fabric store.
This is one that I will make again for the Fall/Winter, if we ever get those seasons, right now it is 110 degrees on average for the next few days.
Simplicity 8045 – modified
This fabric is one of my favorite prints from Michael Levine in Los Angeles, CA. I have had this fabric in my stash for about 3 years. The floral is just enough without being too overwhelming. The pattern is Simplicity 1167, from the Mimi G Style pattern line. It also comes with a free easy to follow step by step YouTube tutorial. I cut out a size 10 and extended the back for more back coverage.
I was finally able to carve out some time with my daughter, who was able to snap a few photos of me this past weekend in some of my creations I have completed. Simplicity 8379 has become one of my favorites due to its quick and easy sew. This pattern can be made in a solid or print and it will always be perfect.
I am so in LOVE with everything about this dress. I was afraid of it at first because it has darts and pleats. I finished it any way and it turned out just as I had imagined it in my head. The fabric was a must have. I found it at Angels Textiles in the Fashion District in Los Angeles, CA. If I recall correctly it was $3.00 a yard. I call this one my Michelle Pfiefer from Scarface dress. #v9253 @mccallpatterncompany #isewmyownclothes #sewingissexy