Once again, I’m here with a Mission not-a-maxi dress. I first made one when I was visiting Gillian last year and I have yet to make the full maxi dress. I just keep making the short version. Not quite a mini but definitely nowhere near a maxi. Then it got chilly and I had bought some sweater knit in Canada and modified the Mission Maxi at the shoulders by tracing the top of the Renfrew. I love the fit in the body of the Mission Maxi but I didn’t want the racer back, obviously, because I wanted to add sleeves. So that basically became my sweater dress pattern– which, by the way, I’m eager to make again this Fall into Winter.
The only change I made on this version of my Renfrew/Mission Maxi mash-up was to finally take it in at the hips. I think it’s much better-especially if you look at the first one I made. The leopard Mission (not a) maxi I made still has the tad wider hips. I believe I just used wider seam allowances but all in all I’m glad I finally fixed that.
Anyway, it’s pretty apparent I like this pattern and the mash-up. I’ll try to keep things interesting if I make it again. Oh, and boy did this knit print roll. I did a one inch hem but serged the raw edges first just to help it behave. It’s a nice weight for this time of year but I’m still wearing it with a sweater on top. Brrr…
Who’s ready for sweater dress weather??