Wohoo! I’m back!! I started grad school this summer (yay!) so things have been extra special hectic around here recently. Translation: I have like 10 things to show you but no time to take pictures! I’m also moving to a new apartment with a backyard (!!) this week, so I’m hoping that once things get settled I’ll have a perfect place to take photos with a tripod and won’t need to wait for Mr. Photo-taker.
So, the maxi. It started its life as a Nettie…and ended here. I really, really needed a new “I feel like wearing pajamas all day” dress as my old, store bought cozy maxi is looking a little sad. So I hacked my Nettie pattern.
If I didn’t sell you enough last time: get a Nettie. It’s so hackable, and seriously the perfect start to so so many possibilities. I’ll probably make a million. Sorry, not sorry.
This was a super duper easy hack if you also need some public-appropriate super comfy maxis.
Here’s what I did:
- Cut out the pieces for the high back and the scoop front, stopping at the “shelf bra” line instead of going all the way down the bodysuit.
- Cut out extra binding for the arm holes.
- Cut two rectangles for the skirt pieces, 30in wide x whatever you want the length to be.
- Gather using Andrea’s most excellent method.
- Attach the skirt pieces to the bodice pieces.
- Sew up the sides.
- Attach armhole binding using the same method as neck binding.
- Hem if you want. I didn’t because I’m
Oh, and just in case you missed it on instagram, my hair is purple.
And, clearly the most important thing is that the boy says I look like a mermaid in a maxi on the beach with purple hair. So, here’s my best fish face.
Pattern: Nettie by Closet Case Files
Size: 8, graded to a 4 at the shoulders. I should have just done a straight 8 here, though, this fabric is not as stretchy as my last one!
Fabric: 2 yards of mystery cotton-poly-whatever jersey from JoAnn
First version: here