I cut and sewed this dress yesterday. It was on my Summer Sew list and I figured I’d better get moving.
Knit garments can be made really quickly when you own a serger. This dress has four seams, so it was like lightning.
I love it when things you’ve been putting off take almost no time to throw together.
I’ve never felt the maxi dress was much of a friend to the sewing mama…it really makes a poor effort to hide the post-partum belly, bearing in mind that my “baby” has just turned four, ahem. And then, horizontal stripes…
You better believe I am sucking it in for these pictures. Big time.
I tried to line the stripes up, I really did. I swear there is some rule in the universe that if Rae Tries to Line Up Stripes They Will Not Line Up and when Rae Doesn’t Try They Will Magically Align.
Also let’s just ignore the fact that I cut the back with the stripes in the opposite order than in the front.
This pattern was taken from the Alabama Chanin Studio Sewing and Design book, though I did not sew anything here by hand, and I eliminated the front and back seams by placing that edge of the pattern along the fold.
Jamie Christina also has a fantastic maxi pattern if you’re looking for one.
We are going to a Great Wolf Lodgey place this weekend with Mr Rae’s family. I have never been to one before. I think it will be fun. I will be sporting my new maxi dress with pride.
What’s on your summer sew list yet? It’s time to get moving on it before it’s too late!