October 8, 2015

Floral Southport

 This is truly my most favorite-ist dress currently!  I love it.  



Looking at the photos - I can honestly say - it's not the most flattering thing I've ever made.  But I would quickly follow that - by it's so comfortable, I really, really don't care! 

The fabric is a rayon challis bought from Hancock fabrics some years ago.  I added a little football shaped sleeve so I could take my cardigan off when I wear this to work.  


It was pointed out by a co-worker (and I agree with her) that I could size down with this pattern.  I think I made the largest size available.  I made no alterations - except maybe length - I honestly can't remember now.   


The Southport in rayon is floaty and feels cool and fabulous to wear.  It moves without making noise and just seems to float around my body.  I feel dressed up and like I made an effort when I put this on.  I want to figure out how to wear a sleeveless maxi dress all winter!  That being said - I think the short version of this dress as designed (without sleeves) would be fabulous as a jumper over a button up, with tights and boots for Winter.  Wonder if I'll have time to get to that.  

9 comments :

  1. Cute! And it looks so comfortable! After years of corporate I'm starting to enjoy comfort!

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  2. Love it! You can really pull of a maxi dress quite beautifully. The addition of the sleeves adds a little extra to the dress, too.

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  3. It is cute!!! And extra bonus for it being comfy.

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  4. Beautiful .. I love that fabric. I bought it too, and used for a dress for one of the granddaughters.[and I really wish I had some for me,ha].
    Love the long flowing dress..Looks great on you.

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  5. It's pretty, and looks great with the yellow cardigan. Being comfy is the icing on the cake! I'm glad you're enjoying it, because I really think that the best reason to sew is so you can enjoy your clothes.

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  6. Oh, i love how this turned out! And i have to disagree with you, i think it is flattering, especially paired with the yellow card! Well done, love that dress!

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  7. Very pretty, especially with the cardi, and comfy is a great bonus!

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  8. This looks fantastic!! I love the little cap sleeve detail you added, and your fabric looks amazing! I agree that you might be able to get away with one size smaller, and I actually think it looks quite flattering because it cinches in at the waist.

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  9. Looks great & comfortable on you.

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