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