Thursday, May 03, 2012

What I'm Wearing | Zigzag Maxi!

I had this M. Missoni maxi dress pinned for a while, in two color variations and I knew I'd be recreating this look.  
 I decided to pull out my Mission Maxi pattern because I really love the racerback style of the top and also that the pattern gives you a dress with waist shaping.  It was an easy as punch modification:  I just separated the top from the bottom 9" from the underarm and allowed for a seam allowance.  I also lined the bottom portion because the zigzag fabric is pretty transparent. 
I used a black ponte knit from my stash and the zigzag fabric is from Jo-Ann's and a lightweight poly knit for the lining.  Sidenote:  I was in TJ Maxx in the Runway section and noticed that silk crepe maxis were lined with a lightweight poly knit.  I guess this is the fabric trend... which is new to me.
Wearing:  blazer: Vogue 8721; dress: Jamie Christina's Mission Maxi; wedges: Jessica Simpson; belt: Calvin Klein (old); purse: Urban Expressions.

48 comments:

  1. Love this look Erica! I did just have to go and purchase these " Jessica Simpson" wedges..Thanks for the link. I've had my eye on your wedges for minute..

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    1. Candice, they're very comfortable. You'll love them! Thanks!

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  2. Well done!!! L*VE it!!!

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  3. Looking good mama!

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  4. A knock-out!!! Beautiful fabric and design element. Just lovely.

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  5. Gorgeous. Funny enough I bought a 70's knitting mag for 20p from a charity shop, and in there was this knitted funky zig zag maxi dress. I was like wow I will be making a zig zag maxi skirt for sure in the future just my style. Won't be knitting it though lol.

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    1. If I decided to knit a maxi it would be ready just in time for NEXT summer! Thanks Sassy T!

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  6. Another great look. I always enjoy your "What I'm Wearing" posts!

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  7. Looks great (as usual)! I just finished my first mission maxi last week. It's such a great-fitting dress and super easy to make.

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  8. Love it! I need that fabric, it's awesome!

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    1. I love it too. I want to buy it in another colorway. Thanks Amanda!

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  9. I LOVE this dress! I can't wait to try this pattern. I love how you mixed the pattern with the solid fabric.

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  10. Beautiful and your styling is top notch!

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  11. Once again you are rockin the maxi!LOL Love this look thanks for being such an inspiration. (p.s. I did buy the jacket pattern and I have some hot pink Mark Jacobs fabric that I think will be perfect!)

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    1. Thanks Joen and good luck with the jacket!

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  12. LOVE IT! I saw that knit in Joann's visiting my father in Florida. Loved it but passed because it was so sheer. Would never thought of lining it with poly knit :(. If it's still there when I go back I'll be sure to grab some (I wanted a full maxi dress and they had a funky red and purple mix). Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  13. Looks Fabulous!!!! Love the complete outfit. You have really inspired me to add more color to my wardrobe. I too have begun a love affair with maxi's and have similar one's on my pinterst. I look forward to duplicating them.

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  14. Your version of this dress I so much nicer!

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  15. You are amazing! I love this version of the Mission Maxi. Now I have to make another one =) Thanks for posting.

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  16. Love the skirt you look amazing
    xo,
    Lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  17. wow! I haven't checked in in a while and your hair is looking awesome! I love it on you! This skirt is great too!

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  18. Erica. You remain an ongoing inspiration. You combine great "high" style with practical hints, comments and show that some magical clothing can be made from material readily available at Joannes, etc.

    About the lining of the Mission Maxi cotton? When you line these, do you prewash both the outside and inside *lining( materials first?

    Do you advise making the lining in a traditional way...or do you under line it ? Hope that makes a bit of sense!

    Again. Thanks for the pix, the hints and your ongoing commitment to your blog.

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  19. I love your style your always on trend.
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  20. love your skirt
    it looks a lot better on you than it does on that model
    I like the way you accessorize

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  21. Very chic!

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  22. Pretty maxi!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  23. This is my first time blogging Thanks I am now inspired!!!!

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  24. Hi Erica, I just found your blog a few days ago, and your pieces are so inspirational, especially all the maxi skirts/dresses, I can't wait to try some of these myself!


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  25. I love this take on the Mission Maxi. I especially love seeing how sensationally you dress yourself and choose things to sew that so perfectly suit curves!

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