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Teal and Red Annabelle Maxi Dress

2017 November 9

Never in a million years would I have matched these fabrics. Teal and red were not on my radar, but I’m glad it happened, because every time I see this dress it makes me happy.

Annabelle Maxi Dress

Annabelle Maxi Dress

Annabelle Maxi Dress

Annabelle Maxi Dress

Annabelle Maxi Dress

My youngest chose the teal fabric from my sponsor Fabric Spark at the spring Creativ Festival in 2016. I was a bit at a loss of what to match it with when she decided to use it for her Easter dress this year. I had been saving the red and navy (Elizabeth Olwen print from Joann’s) to match with a royal blue, but it had the same teal – maybe they’d match? Turns out it’s a fun mix, perfect for my fun-loving little one.

The Annabelle maxi dress pattern is one of my favorites. I love the maxi length, and the chevron skirt allows for a fun mix and match of fabrics. It is a bit tedious sewing the skirt panels together, and you must be VERY careful when cutting and sewing them or the lines won’t match up. Trust me, I learned the hard way! This skirt got taken apart and re-sewn several times… That said, it’s so lovely when it’s finished!

Annabelle Maxi Dress

Annabelle Maxi Dress

Annabelle Maxi Dress

Annabelle Maxi Dress

I’ve made this dress three times in the last few years. A teal in chambray, and two in embroidered white. The bodice is so forgiving, the back can be made to fit very easily by changing the elastic length. I also love that it is easy on and off – no buttons or zippers to install!

Since I’m usually procrastinating until the last minute, I keep using patterns that have been made before. It’s simpler and they are already sized to fit. Plus I know the girls will like them, and wear them, which is super important!

Do you have a go-to pattern I should check out? Would you be interested in a post with links to my go-to patterns?

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  1. November 9, 2017

    That looks like a very comfortable dress and pretty colours. The straps are a great style.

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