March 18, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday:: Color Block Maxi Dress from Morning by Morning Productions

I have been seeing a lot of color blocking recently which gets me very excited as I LOVE the mod feel and look of it!  From bathing suits to tops and dresses, I would color block it all.  Abby from Morning by Morning Productions put together this easy to follow Colorblock Maxi Dress Tutorial that is especially flattering because it provides a lower waistline (YES!) and sweet mini flutter sleeves.  I can't tell you all how much I love wearing maxi dresses. They're so soft and comfortable and, as Abby points out, you don't have to shave your legs (the secret is out!).

To do the flutter sleeves, Abby measured the arm hole (from shoulder to armpit) and in a clever move grabbed a mixing bowl with the same diameter. She traced the bowl, measured in about an inch and a half, and cut it out.

Abby used a cotton interlock for her dress, but most knits with a nice stretch would be perfect. It might be fun to interchange between a funky pattern and a solid too!  A few of my picks from the store:

We hope you enjoy this tutorial and please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to and you might see your creation featured in our next KnitPicks!

Happy sewing!

~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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