Friday, 22 July 2016

Striped Delphi layered maxi dress

I made this dress the day before I left on holiday. I had bought the pattern already, I had seen so many beautiful versions online, that I could not resist.  I knew I would probably only wear this style of dress on holiday. I don't have any other maxi dress or skirt and I was not sure it was a style that I would like.

The fabric is a coupon from the stoffenspektakel. I bought it with the intention of making a summer dress. But it was only when I got home that I discovered that the fabric was more than two meters in length and I new it was meant to be a Delphi dress. I made a size 6, and thought that I would just treat it as a wearable toile. Because I only had one day left and also had to do some packing. The fabric was a bit to short to make the pattern as intended. So I made the skirt a bit less wide, that way I could lay the two pattern pieces for the skirt next to each other. Because of the stripes I decided to alter the top, instead of making a rounded bottom I cut it parallel with the stripes. This does mean that the sides of the top layer are longer then the middle. I do prefer this look with the striped fabric. 

The instructions are detailed and easy to follow. The only downside is that you can't really tell how the dress is going to fit until you are almost done. 

The dress is to wide at the top. A lot to wide! you can see the fabric droop down in the back and at the sides. I made a size 6 based on the finished measurements on the pattern. My measurements are a little bit larger than the size 6 so I thought that would be fine for a knit. I looked again at the picture of the dress on the named website. I also think the loop at the back of the dress is longer on their dress. And I do think I followed the instructions as to the suggested length.  Anyway next time I make this dress I will make the dress more narrow at the top, or use a size 4 for the top and 6 for the bottom. I'm probably going to make this dress again. Maybe not for myself but for my sister she loved it. 

Delphi layered maxi dress - Named patterns : free (bought it with the gift card that I won)

fabric - stoffenspektakel : €10 for 2.1m (coupon)