Mission Maxi Dress

I never got around to posting this dress after I finished it last summer, but with my Sewing Knits without the Serger class coming up next week, I got to thinking about this pattern.  It’s the Mission Maxi Dress from Jamie Christina, and it went together like a dream.  No serger, just a narrow 1/4″ seam allowance and some soft cotton jersey.  Honestly, I don’t think I would have ever chosen brown, but I had this fabric on hand and wanted to make a wearable muslin before I cut into my really yummy knits–and then I ended up loving the fit of this so much that I haven’t made another one yet.  Took a couple of hours or so, but has so few seams, and really is super straight-forward.  I’m hoping I can make at least one more for the coming spring and summer, since the length is just where I like it–right above my ankles–and it looks super cute under a cardigan.  Plus, it’s flattering in the fit, but not so revealing that a couple of extra lbs make me feel too self-conscious to wear it.  And out of this soft jersey, it is crazy comfortable to wear.  Let’s hear it for simple patterns that stitch up quickly and fit the way they’re supposed to!

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  • Belinda
    February 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Looks great!!!!!

    • Deborah
      February 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Ah, but more importantly: it’s CRAZY comfortable. I lived in this and sandals for half of the summer last year–and as you know, summer lasts until at least Halloween! 🙂

  • Rae
    February 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    ooh yummy yum, looks so comfy! And look at you, hottie!!

  • Jamie
    March 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I love it! I’m so happy you like the pattern =)

    • Deborah
      March 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks so much!! I can’t wait to make another one this spring!

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