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Simplicity 1733 #2 – the maxi version

Shortly after sewing my first Simplicity 1733 I decided that I “needed” another.  But this time, I needed a maxi!

Simplicity 1733 maxi in poly lycra from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I really wanted a striped fabric for this one, because I knew that the stripes would do interesting things across the twisty front. I found this poly/spandex knit at Darn Cheap Fabrics.

Simplicity 1733 maxi in poly lycra from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Construction was pretty much the same as last time, except that I chose to have short sleeves as per the pattern instead of leaving the dress sleeveless. Once again I used a zig-zag stitch on all hems after they had been secured with vliesofix tape.

Simplicity 1733 maxi in poly lycra from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I did endeavour to match or at least balance the stripes throughout. They match along the side seams and sleeve seams, but are out along the armhole and bodice. Bummer. Looking at this photo I need to do a few more hand stitches to secure the centre front gathers higher behind the twisty knot – it looks to be drooping a little.

Simplicity 1733 maxi in poly lycra from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Once again the back is nicely supported by the elastic through the seam allowances were the back bodice and back skirt join. This allows it to then nicely flow over back rolls. This fabric worked extremely well with this pattern. I wore this dress to my husband’s family Christmas/Thanksgiving celebration on a hot day in early December. It was ideal!

Simplicity 1733 maxi in poly lycra from Darn Cheap Fabrics

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5 thoughts on “Simplicity 1733 #2 – the maxi version

  1. You seem to have a bit of a colour theme going on at the moment! I really like the blues and greens together. It is a lovely fresh cool combination for summer. You are on a winner with that pattern as well. It would make a lovely top and also look great sleeveless.

  2. This looks beautiful! I saw this pattern ages back but was worried I’d look “preggers”. But it looks very slimming on you! A winner! Not sure if it’ll look as good on me though … I think I’m slightly shorter and plumper 😦 than you! Maybe I should do a wearable muslin … and if it doesn’t turn out I could re-purpose it … As a nighty Lol. This looks really good. So glad you’re still sewing and blogging!

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