Samstag, 10. September 2016

Maxi linen Moana dress, Papercut Patterns

So I sewed another Moana dress.

I had discovered another floral linen print similar to that of my beloved watercolour Malvarosa dress.
Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow had dared me for her Sewing Dares to sew a mini or a maxi dress.

My floral Inari dress was supposed to be the mini dress. For this maxi dress, I shortened the long bodice by 4 cm and elongated the skirt to a maxi length.
This linen has got a bold print. The floral part was printed in the middle of the repeat, I had got two repeats at the fabric outlet, where I had bought the Como print, too.
It  not so easy to place all the pieces. First, I placed the skirt pattern pieces how I thought it would look best.
To get the bodice cut, I had to make a front center seam. The back bodice I had to cut cross grain. I even had some fabric left for the ruffles. But when sewing the side seams, I realised that I had folded the back pattern pieces wrongly, they were way too short! So I had the choice to shorten the front or to patch the back which was my choice. Sadly, there were no white pieces left. The patch matches the skirt colour.
I sewed flat felled seams.

I opted to add the ruffle. May be I shouldn't have. I am considering taking it out. What do you think?
Pattern: Moana Dress, Papercut Patterns
Size: XS
Fabric: two repeats of floral linnen print, KBC Lörrach
Alterations: shortened the bodice by 4cm, elongated the skirt to maxi length.

Have a lovely sewing time in these sunny days!


  1. You find the most gorgeous fabrics and this dress is no exception!! So pretty!! I actually thought the extra band between the bodice and skirt was part of the pattern. I like the ruffle, but think it would look nice without the ruffle too. :)

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! I haven't worn this dress once, because weather went fall-like in an instant. Next year, we'll see wether this is a dress for my life or not :)


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