How to Choose a Maxi Dress Sewing Pattern for Your Body

After a long, hard winter summer is finally here!  With the blistering heat, are you frantically searching through your closet to find that perfect, everyday dress?  Now you can create one with the Maxi Dress Sewing Pattern from Ann Normandy Design.  Learn how to choose the best maxi dress sewing pattern for your body, where you can wear them, and why the Ann Normandy Maxi Dress Sewing Pattern is your best choice.

• The maxi dress- where can we wear them?

Today, you can wear a maxi dress pretty much anywhere.  They have always been versatile dresses; even in the 60s and 70s, they were worn to the beach as cover-ups or to cocktail parties.  Within the last 5-10 years, they are being worn all the time.  The Ann Normandy pattern is a classic design that can be worn for a daytime, dinner, or beach look.  You can use accessories to dress it up or down, but the end result is the same: a classic, timeless look that will turn heads.

• My body is very straight; will this pattern flatter my shape?

What is great about this design is that it’s created to flatter both curvy and slender women.  Busty, flat chested, curvy, tall, or short this pattern will enhance the beautiful shape of your body.  It’s a loose fitting, A-Line dress which makes it cool and comfortable, but it has shape, so you don’t look frumpy.  This design can be equally modified for petite ladies as well!  Anyone can buy this dress and radiate beauty and confidence.

• What makes you maxi dress PDF sewing pattern unique?

This design is the epitome of classic beauty; accentuating a woman's beautiful features.  It’s timeless and effortlessly chic, so it will never go out of style.  The deep V neckline and the angled cut of the arms truly make this design all-around versatile and flattering.  The deep V neckline isn’t something to be afraid of; it’s cut at a narrow-angle that conceals but doesn’t hide.  What’s best of all is that this dress has pockets!  They don’t bulge out and are practical for holding items when you don’t want to carry a purse.

• I’m sold, but how long will this take me to complete?

Putting a timeline on the sewing process from start to finish is difficult to determine.  I would say this is an intermediate to advanced pattern because of the fine sewing details such as angles and design of the armholes, but it’s not out of the question for beginners.  If I had to put a number on it, a person who has some experience but is a slow sewer could probably complete this dress within 6 – 7 hours, including tracing, cutting the pattern and the pressing process, which takes up about half the time; crisp seams create this high-end look.  Don’t let that number scare you!  At the end of the day, it’s about enjoying the process and having fun with it.  I consider this design “slow fashion” because high-end, hand-made items take time to complete, but the result is a simply beautiful boutique quality dress that can be worn for decades.

Sew the Ann Normandy way: classic construction details with a nod to elevating your sewing skills

Full Length Dress, Caftan, Maxi Dress PDF Sewing Pattern
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