I finally found time today to make something for myself. Knowing that young sir would be interrupting me every so often for his various needs, I looked for something easy to do. I have been looking around the blogosphere for easy and quick projects, and one that kept coming up was the Mission Maxi dress by Jamie Christina.
The pics are a bit hit and miss because Mr.Dibs was about to go for a run when I begged him to take some pictures of me. That did not go down too well with him.
|Busy giving instructions to a very disgruntled Mr.Dibs|
The weather has been really horrible today, so there was no way I was venturing out of the house without a cardigan. Hopefully when summer decides to roll around, I will be able to wear it without a cardigan. It has a really interesting back. You can see it better here.
The dress was really easy to make, with only two main pattern pieces, both cut on the fold, and the binding strip, which is used to bind the neck and armholes.
I decided not to complete the binding, so it is half done. Actually when I was doing it, junior Mr.Dibs II decided to wake up. When I tried it on later, I quite liked the unfinished look.
Now for the stats
Pattern Used: Mission Maxi Dress by Jamie Christina
Pattern Sizing: I made a size 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? They were uber easy. She even gives tips on how to sew jersey with your regular machine, for those without overlockers/sergers.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the dress. There's nothing I dislike about the pattern.
Fabric Used: Some jersey I bought from Walthamstow market for £1/meter.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? What a silly question. I intend to make as little as 5 for the summer.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes!