Saturday, October 23, 2010

Black Eyelet Seersucker Maxi Dress

Hi everyone,

well it has been awhile since I have posted any completed projects, mostly due to my lack of sewing time, but this last week I have been able to make not one, not two but three projects.

The first is my maxi dress made using Tessuti's black eyelet seersucker and burdastyles maxidress #117.
The dress is fairly straight forward construction wise, I did add a little width (1.5cm each side) to the back bodice but that was the only alteration to the pattern. The pattern consists of 4 pieces and there was also one other random piece that was not pictured in the layout and for the life of me I couldn't figure out where it went, so when in doubt leave it out,lol.

The skirt is simply rectangle pieces gathered and tired, the pattern provides the measurements for these pieces and you mark and cut out yourself. I thought they could have made the pattern price a little cheaper considering you are really only getting a pattern for a basic bodice but no matter.

I lined it with a soft and breezy cotton voile as I really dislike the silky linings. For my straps I used black grosgrain ribbon for a bit of contrast.

It's a lovely, comfortable and breezy summer dress!

xxx Ruby Slippers


  1. Looks awesome!! How good is seersucker, its my favourite. This style suits you very much :-)

  2. thanks for your lovely comments ladies! xx

  3. Wow! This dress is stunning! You've married up pattern to fabric just perfectly. Would you allow me to feature this over on our blog and would you allow me to use your photos?

  4. Nicole - this is gorgeous. I am not normally a fan of maxi dresses, but this dress has definitely converted me! I'm going to be looking for that Burdastyle pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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