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DIY Black Maxi Dress & Pattern Review

Hi Darlings, I hope you guys enjoyed your long weekend. I am so excited about the NYC pattern signing and meet and greet! with over 300 RSVP’s it’s going to be a great. I will be announcing other cities soon so stay tuned.

Today’s dress is what I wore to church on Sunday. It’s a #DIY with a few modifications using New Look #6301 and some great ITY I had in my stash. You can read the review below along with fabric link options.


Pattern HERE/ Fabric ITY Solids HERE and ITY Prints HERE /Forever 21 Belt / Aldo Heels


Pattern Description: New Look 6301 HERE Faux Wrap Dress

Fabric Used: I used a black ITY knit. You can view  ITY Solids HERE and ITY Prints HERE

Pattern Sizing: I cut the size 8 and graded down the entire bodice removing almost 3″ total.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope ? Sort of lol!

Were the instructions easy to follow? They are easy and very clear. I did not use them but did sad them for the sake of the review.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted to make a casual maxi dress using a wrap dress pattern and this one had everything I needed to achieve the look.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made the neckbands wider by 1″ and I extended the skirt to make it a maxi. I omitted the sash and used a store bought belt.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I will never own to many maxi dresses or wrap dresses and this pattern was great to work with.

Would you recommend it to others? YES.





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