I'm sure everyone remembers this great pattern from a few years back that I just had to have. I usually don't purchase a lot of independent patterns, but this one drew me right in. When I do make an inde purchase I feel that I have to make it up a number of times to justify the cost.
I decided that making three maxi's would be a great way to help me do a little stash busting - 3 dresses = six yards used. The two lively prints on the left are jersey knits purchased at Metro Textiles on one of my New York trips, and the ITY knit for the dress on the left was from Fabric.Com several years ago. I still have enough of the ITY knit for another dress.
The Mission Maxi is a super easy dress to pull together, consisting of just two main pattern pieces and 3 bands to finish the neckline and armholes. All three dress were machine hemmed using my longest zig-zag stitch to create lettuce hems. I know my folks already have plenty of cute sandals to pair with these dresses.
I also have plans for a maxi for me, but I'll use another pattern since I already have two made from this one...