I’m not really a maxi-dress kind of gal. I love on other people but I don’t wear it much because doesn’t suit my english lifestyle. My mother otherwise lives on maxi dresses. She been nagging asking me to make her one for ages. I decided to dig my jersey stash and make her a dress before my trip home.
She not only choose the fabric print but also bought the fabric last easter. I think it was about £10 per metre.
As the print shape and repeats properties I didn’t even try to match it. Not even sorry!
Regarding the shape, she wanted her dress to have cap sleeves and gathered long skirt. I used the lady skater bodice size 4, like my previous versio
n. With the left over rectangular fabric gathered as skirt.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure if the size or shape would work so I made only one dress for her. Lucky it looked lovely and just right but she wants a bigger size next time. She cannot wait for me to make more dresses. Looking at patterns available she wants a moneta
next. Me too!
I always loved sewing knits and practice has taught me so much. During my trip I had the opportunity to study from Colette Guide to Sewing Knits: Professional Techniques for Beautiful Everyday Garments.
Very professional jersey dresses are my mom’s dream wardrobe. My book is full of post-it markers on areas I want to work on. Never stop learning. Is good to have fundamentals on how to do something in a particular manner even when you think you already know it. I’m obsessed for knowledge.
Making something for someone else is not easy. I wanted to keep this dress! Oh well.. Mission Maxi will be next. Im teaching next saturday and I need a class sample. The question will be, would I be sending it to my mom or I would be keeping for my beach holiday later in the year?