Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Halter Maxi - Simplicity 3503

Lots of chatter in sewing land recently about knit maxi dresses. Several of my FB friends have finished versions or are discussing versions but then I saw this beautiful version and decided I needed one for myself. Besides, I'm still in poison ivy-recovery mode and my legs look pretty disgusting (bruised and scabbed and full of welts) so I wanted a little more coverage. I purchased this black/hot pink border print from Fabric.com a few months ago and paired it with Simplicity 3503 (a Best Pattern of 2009 at PR). I only had 2 yards, which was not quite enough for the whole dress due to the positioning of the fabric but even if I had enough, I think I still would have incorporated the solid black to break up the busy print.

I have to agree with everyone that this is terrific pattern. Very nice details including the back elastic. Other reviewers commented that the pattern runs large. I found it ran just a teeny big larger than what I'm used to in knits.

7 comments:

Lori said...

Great dress, it looks fantastic on you.

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

Comme tu es ravissante ! I think that ravissante in English would be ravishing. You are ravishing my dear !

SissySees said...

Stunning - the dress and you!! I've not yet been brave enough to sport a maxi...

HeathersSphere said...

Oooooh la la! Such a looker of a dress on you, Bonnie!

Connie said...

I love it!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Oh yea, the dress is too :-)

gMarie said...

stunning! It turned out fabulous. Hope you recover from the poison ivy soon. g