How to Wear DIY: Geometric print maxi dress and summer accessories

It's almost too good to believe that it's been so warm and beautiful this week. Sandals to work, sunglasses first thing in the morning, windows open all night... signs of summer!

It's also awesome that it's time to wear dresses on their own, out and about. No need to cover up with a jean jacket or layers underneath; it's been dress weather 100%! So I was stoked to wear this maxi dress out to the movies the other night.

An extra warm weather touch: straw fedora - instant summer!

Funny that I chose this to wear to the LEGO Movie (second run theater, all movies $1 on Mondays!)--which was delightful, by the way--the geometric print is definitely block-like! Doesn't quite remind me of Legos visually but is fun and playful.
Hat: F21 (similar). Bag: Target (similar/similar/similar). Sandals: Ross (similar/similar). Dress: DIY, here!

Are you wearing maxis yet? Planning to make any new ones this summer?! 

14 comments

  1. I love this! I wish it was already warm enough in my area for such an outfit. Well, I guess I will have to wait another 2-3 months. Enough time to get my summer wardrobe ready. ;)

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  2. I can never seem to pull off full body prints, but you look lovely.

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  3. Fantastic dress and outfit. Perfect look for the summertime!

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  4. I love the look of maxi dresses, but I don't think I ever quite pull it off. You look great though, especially in this pattern. :)

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  5. I'm absolutely wearing maxis too! I've made three and have another almost done. I always thought I couldn't wear them because I'm short, but when you make your own, you can make them to fit. And I actually think they make me look taller! I just love yours! The fabric is so cool - it's all about the fabric isn't it? And you did such a beautiful job making it!

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  6. Aaw, so sweet, thank you! I have heard of it!

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  7. Thanks! Yes, the fabric does make a big difference! I think they are elongating, too, especially with an empire waist - this one's kind of unusual proportions for a maxi because of the waist shape/midriff panel. Happy sewing!

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  8. It is super heavy! So funny, it must be a common one! It is indestructible!

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  9. I wish I looked as cute in a Fedora as you do! The dress is pretty awesome too.

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  10. You call the fabric beautiful, whimsical, simply lovely. You dress is gorgeous. I actually prefer you unnamed lace to all of the fabrics in the inspiration pics.

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  11. Could this be guipure lace fabric?

    http://goo.gl/sQCzXf

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  12. you should always wear light colored clothing. The lace dress is the best looking dress on you by far. It's a pretty dress but you look awesome in it - far better than the royal blue dress you recently modeled.

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  13. Hello, I find this table amazing but I am unable to find one used that I could transform. Would you know where to look? Thank you.

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  14. Mine's from Craigslist, you could try there! Or thrift stores!

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