As mom of a two-year old I am guilty of watching the movie Frozen one too many times, and perhaps that’s why I’m feeling like a modern-day Elsa in this dress. With its icy-blue and aqua tones on a black and navy background and its gracious length, I feel like a real ice queen. I love the pop of berry color in the fabric to keep things interesting. Scroll for details!
After seeing a maxi wrap dress at a work event several years ago, I’ve been on the hunt ever since. Naturally I couldn’t find anything I liked in my size so my sewing skills came to the rescue.
As I bet you guessed I used the same pattern that I used for my other favorite wrap dress (DIY Velvet Wrap Dress) Cashmerette’s Appleton Wrap Dress. When I purchase a pattern I like to make sure that I can get several different versions out of one pattern. So far I’ve done three versions— knee length with sleeves, knee length sleeveless and now maxi with sleeves. I’m thinking I’ll make a wrap style jumpsuit next!
For the maxi version I added 17 additional inches in length (on top of my standard 5” in length that I add to all dress patterns). I’m wearing the dress with 2” heels and its plenty long.
I used a rayon jersey that I purchased at Michael Levine Fabrics in LA. This fabric is incredibly soft and easy to work with. I used my trusty Brother 1034D serger to do the majority of the work and used a zigzag stitch for the hems. You can find the same fabric here: Rayon Knit Floral Fabric
I styled this dress with Bauble Bar’s Globe Strands in Berry, you can find them here: Berry Globe Strands.
I love a maxi dress in winter paired with a cool jacket and boots. It’s the perfect look for the weekend. Do you plan to rock a maxi dress this winter? I’d love to see it! Follow me on Instagram and share what you’re DIY-ing and styling!
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