I’ve been dying to make me a maxi dress ever since I made my girly this version. Every single time she wears it I get a twinge of jealousy. We all sit and pet her soft double brushed poly dress and I knew I needed my own BAD!
With my husband’s Holiday Party quickly approaching I knew this would be the perfect excuse to get sewing. He recently became the big boss man and I feel like my party attire should be stepped up a notch. I love that this dress is casual but still has a bit of wow factor. It also helps that I feel like I’m wearing my pj’s so I’ll be nice and comfortable even if I’m sweating on the inside trying to remember names and put on my best party face.
I wanted it to hit at my natural waist so I measured from my shoulder to where I wanted it to hit then added 2 inches for seam allowance and to have it blouse a little. I then measured from my waist to the floor (I love my maxi’s to hit the ground) and cut my skirt that long by the width of the fabric. I constructed the dress per the Boundless tutorial, using 3/4″ elastic in the waist since it was gathering so much fabric there. I basted the top and the skirt together first, stretching the top to match the skirt then followed the tutorial for adding the elastic. Of course I had to add the Boundless pockets too!
I need to fill my closet with these! I couldn’t bring myself to take it off after we did these pics and wore it all day- cleaning house, driving carpool…all those mom duties that suddenly felt a bit more glamorous in a maxi. This fabric is a dream and I could seriously live in it forever!
I had the hubby grab pics at lunch one day. Tell me you all give your guy this look too! I was cracking up at my “you know what you’re doing, right?” expression. He did a great job with the pics and I sure loved sneaking off with him for a bit!
Make sure to check out the other great looks on the tour. We’re talking smokin’ hot party outfits, darling family pic looks, and holiday gathering wear.