Oopps I Did It Again…….
I cut the maxi…..
Yes I am guilty…..Maybe you don’t travel in the same circles I do…..I go round and round….and I find tons of maxi’s. I buy them for the great prints and I cut them up if they have damage or in this case…I have a yearning…..for a cute summer set like this~~
I had a set like this when I was kid in the late 50s. It had the most glorious cotton sateen print for the top, and a dreamy summer sky blue for the little capri pants. I started with this maxi lounger. Isn’t the fabric a beauty? It’s made of an acetate, so it’s easy to care for.
Choose a maxi that is several inches larger than your personal measurements especially at the hips. The curved crotch seam will take up another 10 inches or so. If you measure 38″ at the hips, choose a long dress that measures at least 48″ at the hips for the seams.
I have a pair of pants that are a little too big for me…..so I laid them along the fold on the skirt part and cuffed them to make a capri length, and I cut an inch outside the lines. I made sure the hem was lined up perfectly…..don’t be afraid to pin…..I tend to be somewhat fearless. Chop it off just above a button for proper proportions.
I used only a quarter inch for the seams. Since I used a pinking shears, I won’t have to worry about seam finishes and raveling. Then I sewed the back seam and inserted a zipper. Then the front seam, and I sewed on a line of elastic on the waist, then turned it under and hemmed. I also hemmed the top.
Well here she is! Acute pair of capris and a matching top.
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