It was really easy. First I went to the fabric closet (that is groaning under the weight of the newly added fabric, I may add) and picked this gorgeous knit that I purchased from GStreet in Rockville, MD during the Great Fabric Excursion this past April.
Next I went over to Kay's blog, The Sewing Lawyer, because when she made her second version of V1250, she deepened the cowl neckline and added some more to the back armhole piece.
this gave my cowl neckline some extra ummph!
I had already added a little to my back armhole but following Kay's lead, I added a little more.
When I laid my fabric out, I added an additional 15" to lengthen the dress from knee to maxi length. Now if you've made V1250 this season you know that this is a quick and easy sew. It must be because presently there are 39 reviews on Pattern Review and I know that Erica and Liana have also made versions of this dress. So if you've made it before you may want to maxi-mize one for yourself too.
I did make two changes to the maxi-mized version. Per Katie's advice, I added a back slit at the bottom of the dress then I added about an inch in width to the front of my dress from the waist down, to give it a little looser fit. Finally right now the dress' hem is just serge finished...it may stay this way or I may hem it...but I'm not sweating it since it is a weekend dress. Oh and is it necessary to remind you that my pattern now has side seams? I changed that when I made dress number two.
A back view...
...I'll be wearing this out to dinner with friends later this afternoon...and if you are going to PR NYC fabric shopping day, you will probably see it there too! Because this wears just as wonderfully as the shorter version does.
...as always, more later!