I've always liked the maxi dress, but it is only recently that I have taken to wearing them. I guess I didn't really like their popularity when they came out. Everyone was wearing them, and not always well. But here I am spruiking one of my favourite summer makes. I think I found this pattern during a Spotlight sale. I was actually more interest in the shorter versions. It is a great little pattern with a number of variations.
I bought this lovely paisley style rayon fabric at Lincraft. It's a medium weight rayon which makes it almost crush free. Hoorah.
This is a very easy pattern and takes no time to whip up. I don't think I had any problems or any alterations to make. I've made another shorter version with elastic in the sleeves and tried to make a nightie from one of the strappy versions. Didn't quite get around to finishing the nightie. Seemed a little bit baggy around the bust, my usual problem. So I abandoned it for another day.
I'd definitely recommend this pattern. It suits a number of summer dress variations, but I think I'd like to make a long sleeve version of the shorter dress for a Brisbane winter.