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Monday, June 13, 2016

Butterick 6821 Simplicity 3893 Blue Crossover Maxi Dress

I told you a maxi version of my frankenpattern would be in the works next.

I used the Butterick 6821/Simplicity 3893 for the bodice and then just cut 2 rectangles on the fold for the skirt.

Butterick 6821 Simplicity 3893 Blue Maxi Dress

Butterick 6821 Simplicity 3893 Blue Maxi Dress

Back View

I tried both blue and white thread for the shoulders but ended up choosing clear nylon thread so that the channels are invisible from the outside.  I like the look of it!

Shoulder view

Fold over elastic along neck edge

Butterick 6821 Simplicity 3893 Blue Maxi Dress

$10.40 Maxi Dress

I'm thinking that I need a black shrug next.  I will dig through my patterns and see if I have something in there.

Until next time.................



  1. Love that fabric! Very Nice. I wear Maxi Dresses and sandals most of the summer--it's like my hot weather uniform. lol.

    1. Thank you! I think a maxi dress is one of the most easy style to put on and look dressy without much effort. Here in Florida I need all the extra air conditioning I can get! LOL!

  2. You really have been creating some beautiful items. I so agree with you, maxi dresses are the best.

  3. I love your maxi dress & I want to make one too! Hopefully, I'll find time real soon.