Well two posts in one day. That's pretty crazy!! Anyway a couple days ago I had some free time so I decided to start on my mission maxi pattern I had recieved a few days earlier. I have seen soooo many people rave about this pattern, even though it's quite a simple one I had to try it out. And oh man, I am sooo so glad I did. It is fantastic. I think all up the dress took me 4 hours, maybe 5. Anyway, it would have been less had I not messed up one of the strap bindings. The longest step was getting my fabric on grain and straight and then cutting out. Seriously, that easy. I think this would be such a great beginners project. With a gorgeous comfy wearable end product. I don't want to sound snobby but I really hate the generic pillow case and elastic band skirts beginners are normally told to make. I spose fair enough one of the first things I ever sewed was an elastic skirt, but that was for a costume, and although it was easy it was definitely not what got me hooked on sewing. Sewing the tricky fitted bodice, from a weird idea in my head, to match the skirt is what got me hooked. The skirt was meh, the top was amazing, well at least it was relatively to my sewing skill back then. But reward is definitely a big part in getting me to sew :P and an elastic waist skirt isn't reward enough. Now a super amazing comfortable maxi dress that took me only a couple hours to sew. That is a reward. I fully intend to make more and more of these dresses. And to anyone out there considering this pattern. Definitely get it!!! And sew it up right away!
So anyway, here are some pics.
The fabric I used was stripey stretchy jersey stuff, I forget it's exact make up :) but it feels nice, is pretty thick and has cool pattern :D stripes rock!!
There weren't many alterations. After I had put everything together, I decided that it was a bit too loose so I just resewed the side seams twice. There were these weird bobbles around my hips that I flattened out aswell when I resewed the side seams. All the seams were done with my overlocker. It did it so well. It wasn't too keen on the fabric single layered but double layered was a breeze.
Looking at that picture above, I probably need to do a sway back adjustment, but it honestly doesn't bother me too much so I don't know if I will get around to it. :P