ANOTHER maxi dress--bright limey green

I like maxi dresses and skirts so much this season that I had to add a tag to all my posts about them--click on "maxi" and you can see what I mean! ;) Well, I have a couple other maxi dresses planned this summer, but it's been hard to find the right fabrics so I'm slow at making them. I don't have enough yards of most of my spare fabrics sitting around for the long skirts.

I made this dress out of the same pattern I used for my navy knit maxi dress, which I've worn several times already and have even worn to work on a casual Friday (and it so happened that literally two other people also wore navy empire waist maxi dresses the same day). But this one is a bright lime green knit! I've been wanting to incorporate more brights into my wardrobe for aaaaaaages, but it's hard to find the right colors at the fabric stores. Organic Cotton Plus sent me this lime green interlock knit yardage so I could try out their stuff--so this one's organic, too! It's super nice, much softer than I remember basic interlock knits being from when I was a kid and my mom made my doll clothes out of them. ;)
(Note: see my Sewing Circle post on how to sew on knits--and since then I've learned how helpful a walking foot is, too; it takes the strain/pull off the fabric as you sew!)

So here it is--Simplicity 1801 again (although I cut out a size smaller than last time, since it ended up loose), made of organic cotton neon/lime green interlock knit!

Maxi dresses and skirts are so easy to wear! Now I've just got to decide on which other patterns to use, since I've already made this one twice. ;)

What's your favorite bodice style for maxi dresses?? Any recommendations?

16 comments

  1. Love the colour it really suits you. Have just looked at the pattern and may be adding to my pattern stash :)

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  2. How do you hem the bottom of the skirt to prevent it from rolling up? Maybe I used too small of a seam allowance?

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  3. Very pretty - this is a wonderful pattern!

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  4. what a fun pop of color. and there is nothing wrong with loving maxis that you need to create their own tag :)

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  5. LOVE THIS!!! Just made this pattern in a silky solid, but I am thinking jersey would be pretty awesome! Especially that limeade green color - so great!

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  6. Thanks! Cool that you've made this pattern too! It's so flattering and easy to wear!

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  7. I should have used a walking foot; that's what you're supposed to use when hemming knits... but I forgot. I did press it very carefully first, and since it's an interlock it doesn't have a front or back so it doesn't roll back on itself.

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  8. Any tips on working with knits?

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  9. 'Very nice! I love that pattern! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. NICE! I've just started blogging and that's the first dress I wrote about.
    Your blog is fabulous and an inspiration. You must be getting so many people excited about sewing!

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  11. Very , very Cute. You go girl...

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  12. And your jean jacket = casual Friday!

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  13. thank you so much for sharing all these lovely and useful things you know and create. its 2 months now i wash my hair and body with baking soda.excellent results.thaks a lot.kisses from greece,evi

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  14. Love this skirt it is gorgeous!! I love the plunging neck lines in the maxi skirts and pairing it with a motorcycle jacket. Those are my favorite :) Following you on GFC, Google plus and bloglovin. I would love it if you followed back :)

    Nightchayde

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  15. Yes! Just a few, in this post... http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com/2011/07/sewing-circle-how-to-sew-on-knits.html#.UgOteJLVAql Since then I've learned the magic of a walking foot--it takes the strain/pull off the fabric!

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  16. This may be a stupid question...for walking foot, is it the same for all sewing machines, or are there different ones for different models/brands?

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