Pattern Review: Maxi Dress Combining
Vogue 1141 and McCalls 6559
Maraschino Cherry Red Tie Dye Kit
94%Cotton 6% Elastine
It’s still hot here in South Texas-88 degrees today to be exact. I’m still wearing my maxi dress I made this summer but didn’t review. I used Vogue 1141 a knit top I made before (see review here)
I like to use my patterns more than once just like my friend Dorcas.
To make this into a maxi dress, I combined Vogue 1141 knit top and the skirt half of McCalls 6559.
I taped the two patterns together matching them at the waistline markings. So easy!
I prewashed this fabric in warm water perma press cycle and dried on the cotton setting. The fabric shrunk 7 inches! I have washed this many, many times and it has held up beautifully with no residual shrinkage and the colors have held up well. I turned the hem up twice and topstitched to give the hem more weight.
Neckline and Armhole Bands