I love maxi dresses because:
- Easy 1 piece dressing
- Long skirt = high glamour
- Comfortable as a muumuu
- No shaving of legs required
- Stay nice and cool
My entry for the dress challenge is Lekala pattern #4142. It is a blouse pattern that I lengthened to mazi length. The top yoke is deep blue chambray and the dress is a lovely drapey jersey. I do like it with or without the belt, but thought the belt was cute for photos.
The instructions on Lekala patterns aren’t very clear, but I enjoy putting things together my own way, so I just lined the yoke so I didn’t have facings or topstitching around the neck and armholes and joined it at the shoulders. It looks nice and smooth that way.
Putting together the placket was a precise and fiddly project, but is just the detail this simple dress needed! I chose some mother of pearl buttons for a little shimmer, too.
I love how this dress turned out, and I love sewing for a competition. Thanks The Monthly Stitch for motivating me!
For all the details you can come check it out my blog at www.grayallday.wordpress.com.