I just got home from teaching a sewing class, but I couldn't wait to show you a picture of my finished third pattern, the Mission Maxi.
The pattern has a halter top version and instructions on how this pattern can be used to make tank tops instead of the dress!
This was the first project I have used with color blocking, and I must admit that I was very nervous when cutting out the fabric yesterday. I first cut out the front piece of the dress on muslin and then started drawing lines on the muslin front piece to decide how I would place the different colors. This is where things became difficult. There are so many options for color blocking that I became paralyzed over making a decision. I drew so many different lines on the muslin that I couldn't make sense of any of it. Thank goodness I was using one of our favorite highlighter pens (that can be removed with a hot iron) to mark the fabric because I kept changing my mind and starting over. My amazingly supportive husband (who can even be found cutting fabric in our store when necessary) helped me decide on the alternating triangle shape, and he came to the rescue by helping me measure multiple points on each triangle so each color blocked piece would be the same. He is talented at woodworking and is quite good at measuring so he really gave me the confidence to finally cut up the front pattern piece with our new design. I then had to make sure the back pattern piece was cut the same way because I wanted my color blocking to extend around to the back.
Whether you decide to color block or not, you should definitely give this Jamie Christina Mission Maxi pattern a try. I am Sew Happy with it!
If you still aren't convinced you can sew on knits, you could also watch for the upcoming class in July that I will be teaching called "Introduction to Knits". I want every sewer to have the opportunity to make a fun dress like this!
To buy the Mission Maxi Pattern on-line: