Nothing and I mean nothing says summer comfort like a maxi dress. Now, I know how my mom felt back in the day with her house dresses. She would get in from work and immediately change into one. The same one she’d wear on the front porch as she yelled for me when I missed street light curfew. Don’t laugh, I am still slightly embarrassed.
No worries though. While maxi dresses have the comfort of mom’s house dress, they certainly do not fall in the same style category.
From beachwear to sexy, summer concert attire, this style of dress has MAXImum (like that?) versatility.
For the next couple of weeks, I am going to highlight some easy-to-create maxi styles. There are countless patterns and tutorials available. And of course, even more ready to wear options. And at the end of the two weeks…a giveaway! Yay. I will use the maxi (caftan) tutorial linked in today’s post to make and send a maxi to the lucky winner (I just hope they still fill lucky after receiving the dress!). The tutorial comes from Simple Simon and Company . I have followed this blog for a couple of years now, and have tried several of their tutorials. I believe one or both of them were teachers. And you can tell. Their tutorial instructions are so easy to follow and the results always look just like the pictures! Love it.
On to today’s maxi and my very special guest model (virtual drum roll please), Ms. Kim! This maxi was created by using McCall’s Fashion Star MP227 pattern. It was easy to make and a good project for a newbie (like me). I do not recommend this as the first pattern out of the gate but once you’re one or two in, this is a good bet.
I purchased the two-way stretch knit from the clearance fabric bin, like always! I added a pop of color with a tangerine neck binding (used as bias really) and drawstring. And it turned out great.
And can you please give it up for Ms. Kim who is working her non-paying modeling gig. Friends are awesome!
What do you think?
To enter the contest for this style maxi, you will need to…
1. like SewJacked on Facebook
2. follow SewJacked on Twitter and/or Instagram
3. leave a comment on this post
Thanks, and the winner will be announced on July 3. Good luck!
NOTE TO SEWERS: Are you making the Simple Simon & Co. maxi? If so, let me know and we can sew along together,