Nautical Renfrew Mission (not a) Maxi

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…

Nautical Renfrew Mission Maxi elbows Renfrew Mission maxi sideNautical Renfrew Mission Maxi backRenfrew Mission Maxi nautical front Nautical Renfrew Mission Maxi side matchingNautical Renfrew Mission Maxi extreme closeup

Who’s ready for sweater dress weather??

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