When my little overlocker returned from a 10-day Christmas vacation (it needed servicing), I busted my stash and decided to start on something new, but simple. Just something to get back to dressmaking.

It is a “1 Hour Easy” sewing pattern that took me the entire day — from tracing and cutting the paper patterns, cutting the fabrics, and constructing.

‘Forgiving’ is how I would describe this dress. The pattern runs big — even though I made it to size 8-10, it hides all the bits that need to be hidden. As a personal addition, I created 2 large pockets. This is my kind of maxi dress! It is a maxi dress on me since I am a shortie.

Since I like the way the first blue one turned out, I made a second dress in black immediately and I have been taking every opportunity to wear them out… Perfect for letting it all go and hanging out, literally.


Pattern: New Look 6352