I have wanted a maxi dress since they came into fashion. The problem is that most are unbelievable cleavage-bearing and only suitable for the beach. Also maxi on me needs to be pretty long and I wanted the hem to hit my ankle bone.
Hello, McCalls 6074. It has a full back and wide straps and calls for jersey knit so it is like wearing a nightgown. So comfy!
I found a beautiful purple and blue large floral print jersey knit in the clearance section in a fabric store in the US. I bought 4 yards so that I had enough from shoulder to ankle.
When laying out the pattern pieces on the fabric, I was so intent on making sure that I didn’t have flowers right on the “apex of the bust” (read: nipple) that I neglected to notice that the left and right skirt were mirror images. Anyway it’s a little too matchy-matchy for me but I don’t think anyone else has noticed.
The pattern calls for an encased elastic under the bust. This helps with shaping and creates nice gathering down the front of the dress.
I have worn this more than any other item that I have sewn. I wore it to my mini highschool reunion in Stratford, my cousin Danny’s camp and to a BBQ at a friend’s place. It’s perfect comfort but looks like I made an effort. And isn’t that really the goal?
What is your go-to item of clothing? Is it the look or the comfort that is more important?
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