Saturday, December 28, 2013

Modiccian Mosaic Drawstring Dress


Last week I posted Lily's maxi dress . Here's sister Ruby's stunning, similar version made up in our Italian digital printed silk satin Modiccian Mosaic


The colours in this print just scream summer in the most stylish of ways!


To make this all you need are two lengths of fabric as the pattern consists of two rectangular pieces with side shaping. The front is cut on the fold and the back cut with centre back seam and keyhole opening. The armholes are cut away and neatened back with the front and back neckline turned back to create a tunnel casing. A long, self-made tie is fed through the tunnel and tied at centre back to create a halter neck (like Ruby's) or a drawstring dress where the armhole sits lower and the ties create straps, very similar to McCalls 6115. Super easy and very striking!

Other suitable fabrics to make an equally gorgeous summer drawstring dress are:

9 comments:

  1. I love it, especially the bubble hem! Thanks for the fabulous ideas!

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    1. Hi Debbie, the bubble hem is simply due to tucking part of her hem in her knickers. Who'd have thought!

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  2. Very pretty! Both dresses are gorgeous and the fabric really shines in this simple elegant style.

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    1. Thank Sandra, both gorgeous girls and dresses.

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  3. That fabric! The simple design suits it perfectly!

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    1. Thanks @sister outlaws. It's lovely to hear from you.

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  4. oh how i wish i could skip down the street to your store... gorgeous dresses both. and that anna midi from last week!!!!

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    1. we sure wish you could too oonaballoona.
      Happy New Year to you lovely lady!
      Lisa and Colette

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  5. The simple style really lets that stunning fabric shine! I love it :-)

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