M6744: Purple and Blue Maxi with Gold Brush Strokes

I was really inspired to make a long statement dress after seeing a numerous amount of beautiful bold printed maxi dresses on my Instagram from New York’s Fashion Week.

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You may recognize this print as the same fabric from the lining in my wool winter coat.  It’s a super soft silk charmeuse that shines beautifully in the sun!

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The sun barely came out in time for me to take a few pictures!

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Instead of adding elastic to the shoulders to add ruching like I did for the palm tree dress,  I added 5 pleats to each shoulder.

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I definitely like the pleats better than the elastic because the shoulders stay in place. The dress came out superb for a pattern that’s meant for a fabric with moderate stretch!

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Thanks for reading!

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