I’m late to the game with the maxis, I get that. I saw this pattern and had pinned it to my sewing board, and then kept seeing it popping up all over the intarwebs. It’s like someone was trying to tell me something, or something. Kwim?
I ordered 2 yards of this knit from Girl Charlee and the pattern and decided to give it a go. I made View A — originally traced out a size 8 based on my measurements, but graded out the waist to a size 10.
The construction was dead-ass simple. Front and back, with 3 pieces of binding for the neck and armholes. Really easy.
The material was a literal dream to sew, and so soft. The drape is amazing. I knew instantly that it would show every lump and roll I have, though, so I thought maybe I wouldn’t wear it out, but then I saw a few ladies in the Flickr pool who wore shirts over their dresses. So. Dang. Smart. And it looks really cute.
I love the comfort and style of the dress so much, in fact, that I ordered more fabric from Girl Charlee and then made up yet another maxi, this time in black. This knit is less clingy (the drape isn’t as nice, though) and I did this in a 10 graded out to a 12, and it’s much looser. Looser = more comfortable and I can actually breathe when I wear it.
I have another 2 yards of this nautical print knit, which will end up being yet another maxi dress in the new and improved size. It’s like I’m addicted or something, but 3 just may be the limit.