Maxi Dress & Overhead Shrug

Hi everyone,  this week I’m sharing a double d.i.y post on a maxi dress and crochet shrug. I used McCall’s pattern M6559 view D for this diy. The dress was super easy to sew, it took only 3 hours to make including cutting the pattern. To make this dress, I used 2 yards of knit fabric and matching thread. Also, I used 3/4 inch single fold boss tape to finish the neckline and armhole.


I love the finished result of this maxi dress, it was easy and fast to sew.


The crochet overhead shrug, I used a pattern from the book titled Double Stitch:Designs For The Crochet Fashionista by The DoubleStitch Twins.


This is the third pattern I have crochet from the twin designers, and this was fast and easy to crochet. Originally, I made this in grey with bell sleeves and was inspired to make one with bishop sleeves.


I used 100% acrylic RedHeart Super Saver yarn in black and it took 3 to four hours to crochet.


After making the dress and shrug this week, I have plans to create this look again in many other colors. I really enjoyed working on this double d.i.y, both of these garments are perfect to wear all year long. Especially in California where it’s usually  warm, it doesn’t snow and hardly ever rains. The open work of the shrug  and the simple maxi will keep ya girl cool and comfy.




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