Saturday, October 1, 2016

Still summer in Texas with a Delphi Layered Maxi Dress

Delphi Maxi dress by Named with Girl Charlee fabric

Delphi Layered Maxi Dress by Named
Shrug from the book Just for You

Ikat print jersey knit from Girl Charlee 
Coral is a bamboo rayon knit jersey

This is a great pattern, so I only made a few minor changes. 
1.  Knit stay tape in the hems of the top and bottom.  I also used the stay tape in the straps to keep them from stretching out.
2.  I like to use clear elastic in the waist of a knit dress.  To make this nice and clean I will use a basting stitch to stitch the clear elastic to the wrong side of the skirt.  In this case, I layered the clear elastic, wrong side of the skirt and the right side of the top.  The clear elastic was cut to the length of my daughters waist.  I will also pin the elastic in quarter sections so that I don't end with uneven gathers in the elastic.  Then I serge over the seam.  
3.  I sewed the straps onto the back and then folded them to the front and topstitched.  

My daughter is growing in height, but is still slim.  I used an extra small size and adjusted the shoulder straps and waist to fit her.  She loves this dress.  She wore it to school the other day and is planning to wear it to church.  

Back of Delphi Maxi dress and shrug

Cute top to the maxi dress.

She loves the back!