Dominican Republic: #V9253

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Did you know that you can recycle your unwanted fabrics and scraps in New York City? Fabscrap takes commercial and home fabrics from all sewists alike to resell or shred to make sustainable installation and padding.


Using recycled fabric purchased from Fabscrap I was able to sew a gorgeous maxi dress for only $5! 


The fabric is a red and maroon printed jersey that was donated all still rolled onto the bolt! The pattern I used is Vogue pattern #V9253 view B - a misses deep-V Kimono-style maxi dress with attached belt. The dress features a low cut neckline, long self sash, a center back invisible zipper, and POCKETS!


The only modification I made was to cross over the center front panels at the waist in order to provide more coverage. I also cut out a "large" pattern size, but due to how stretchy my fabric was, I ended up taking out a good 4 inches from the circumference of the bodice overall; I could have very well been fine with the "medium" size. Another thing to note is how large the skirt is and how much yardage it takes - even though I had 6 yards, I did not plan for the skirt correctly and ended up needing to take out a few inches from the circumference of the hem. (But who can tell, right?)


During the winter I traveled to the Dominican Republic and stayed at a beautiful resort surrounded by the beaches of Puerto Plata. What I wouldn't give to walk out my door onto the sandy beaches right now...


Check out my fabulously recycled maxi dress here, and to learn more about Fabscrap visit my other post over here.