Sewing: Sporty Maxi Dress with Leather Details


I didn’t initially plan on making this dress. It happened as I went along. I was hoping to use a knee-length version of this pattern for my ikat fabric.


Before cutting up the precious yardage, I wanted to test out my vision. I’m glad I did! I love how this dress turned out with the fabric I used, but I don’t think it would’ve made a good fit for my Mood yardage. I’m still trying to figure out my plans for that fabric.


I used a basic t-shirt block, and cut just above the bust line for an overlapped v-neck with leather piping at the seam. It turned out to be a really nice subtle detail, but if I were to do it again (and I just might), I think I’d create a slight curve to the line so it hits at a more natural spot at my under-arms.


The fabric itself is a soft knit with silver bumpy dots on it. The texture is really neat, actually. The thin knit is quite stable and opaque as well. I’ve mentioned my need for long sleeves this winter, but I decided that I’d much rather layer sweaters with this dress than tights. I love how it looks with this chunky knit sweater.


It’s been a really warm fall this year, so it’s been fun to be able to wear long skirts and dresses while out and about.


Outfit details:

  • earrings: etsy
  • necklace: H&M, Cambria Cove
  • dress: handmade
  • scarf: hand-me-down
  • sweater: c/o SheInside (here)
  • shoes: Forever 21

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    1. Nikell says:

      Super cute!! I’ve been wanting to add leather to something all season. I can now add a maxi dress to the list. (^_^)

    2. maddie says:

      This is undone chic. You look great!

    3. Julie C. says:

      Super cute! Where did you get that fabric?

    4. phil says:

      dots rule !!! cool photos …

    5. Julia says:

      You are so hot!!!!!

    6. Marcia says:

      I agree with Julia. You are so hot AND that dress is dope! Love it!

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