Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tiki Maxi Dress

So I've never been much of a fan of maxi dresses.  The reason being is that in my mind, a maxi dress makes me look more height challenged than my 5'2" awesomeness.  Whether that is true or not, I don't care anymore.  I've seen many tutorials on Pinterest and for some reason this one resonated with me and it felt right to make one.  Maybe it was the title (Easist DIY Maxi Dress Ever).  Maybe it's because she's a fellow Asian.  Maybe it's because of her choice of fabric and how beautifully her dress came out.  Whatever it was, her tutorial was the one I chose to follow.  It really wasn't hard at all.  Considering that the style is very similar to the pillow case style dresses and shirts that I'd been making.  I've had this summery Tiki fabric in my stash for a long time and toyed with the idea of a swing dress or a wiggle dress.

In the end, the maxi dress won out.  I had to add side slits up to my knees in order to be able to walk unconstricted.  Admittedly, when I finished the dress and I tried it on, all I could see was a mumu.  Once I added on the wide belt, it was completely transformed.  This dress will definitely be making the birthday road trip with me to Arizona at the end of this month.

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  1. Hello to a fellow Asian! This turned out so cute. I am so glad that the tutorial worked for you. I totally know what you mean about it looking like a muumuu, but isn't it amazing what a wide belt can do? Btw, I made mine from a stretchy jersey knit, so I didn't need the side slits to walk, but that's a good solution!

    1. Thanks so much! Belts are now my new best friends!