As mentioned in a previous post, I love maxi dresses for their comfort, but have a hard time finding a modest one. Many have a tendency to be strapless or spaghetti-strapped so I added cap sleeves and raised the neckline to make this maxi more covered up. I also aligned the darker ombre edges to my sides to create a visually slimming effect.
Asymmetrical Leopard Maxi Dress DIY
Fabric: Polyester (feels nice and silky) from Joann's, 2 yards
Time / Difficulty: 2 days, had issues with puckered seams (shakes fist), would be easy with a straightforward fabric like cotton. This one was pretty, but aggravating.
Pattern: Butterick B5317 bodice and sleeves (slimmed bodice, modified neckline, added waistband), self-drafted skirt
With the leftover fabric, I made a little mini skirt for E :)
Do certain trends ever win you over after a period of time?