Who knew that short people could wear maxi skirts and dresses!? I sure as H didn’t know! This whole time I’ve been looking at girls with those long blankets around their legs with myhalf-judging-not-judging-kind of- envying eyes while convincing myself I could never pull off that look because of the tiny log legs that I've been equipped with. Mind you, I’ve always prided myself on my plain Jane wardrobe and penchant for stripes.
A few weeks ago I found a large jersey knit grey and white striped (my favorite kind of stripe combo) maxi skirt with elastic waist at Goodwill. I took it in on the sides and redid the elastic like MimiG does her knit pencil skirts and had myself the most comfortable skirt for only a couple of bucks and an hourish in front of the sewing machine.
Since the grey and white skirt I’ve been eyeing the Mission Maxi pattern thinking I need more of these in my wardrobe. It wasn’t until I woke up one Saturday morning getting ready for the farmers market that I found myself saying that I wish I had more dresses that I could just throw on with some sneakers or sandals and be done with it that I decided to buy the pattern.
When the pattern arrived I was ready for it. I hit the jackpot at Goodwill with a billion yards of this navy made-for-active-wear polyester knit material. The fabric reminds me of something they would use for a cheap version of those dreadful Lacoste polo dresses. So I made a not so dreadful wearable maxi muslin with it.
All of the reviews are correct about the instructions. They are soups easy to follow. I couldn’t get over how profesh my armholes and neckline looked.
I only had a few problems with the fit. As you can see, I’ve got a bit of a sway back (and a pink bra?! Sorry). I’ve looked up several resources and made a couple adjustments to the pattern already.
The other problem I’ve spotted is the tightness across my upper bust. It makes my boobs look a lot flatter than normal. It just doesn’t give ma chest the normal perkiness I am accustomed to.
I’ve got one more navy muslin to make then on to the real deal fabric. I already have another maxi lined up with this fun lovin salmon color.