A little while back Mimi G posted an off the shoulder maxi that I thought was too die for. She eventually made a tutorial available for it which can be found at www.mimigstyle.com. I have actually already made two versions of this dress but I still need to hem the second one before I post it. I used French terry for this one because I really wanted it to be a warm and cozy casual dress. This was probably due to the change in weather here as it's a good 20 degrees cooler than it was last week. I also had the bright idea in the middle of the night to use a piece of faux leather I had in the stash to create a contrast on a two part sleeve.
Pattern Description: Off the shoulder maxi dress
Pattern Sizing: pattern is drafted to your measurements
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty close.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Mimi is an excellent teacher and her directions are always so clear and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This went together with such ease and I think you get a really sophisticated look for not a lot of fuss. I also like that the pattern is so versatile. This pattern lends itself to becoming a TNT.
Fabric Used: French Terry and faux leather.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only change I made was to use a two part sleeve and make the bottom half out of faux leather that I had in the stash.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely, I already have.
Conclusion: This is another winning tutorial from Mimi at mimigstyle.com. What I love about this and the other tutorials I've made is that you can just change up the fabric and embellishments and build an entire wardrobe around these 5 or 6 easy basic pieces.