There’s a reason we love it so much. It’s a simple and quick make. It shows off a pretty fabric. The size range is good. And there are lots of opportunities to switch it up. Since I first purchased this pattern years ago, an expansion pack has been added to give even more options.
However, this is my hack. And I love it!
Like the fabric used for the recent jumpsuit, this is from Australia via Liz. Thankfully, this one is much better behaved. It’s a lightweight jersey with a bonkers tropical print. It’s seconds….the flamingos don’t have beaks! But if you’re that close to my child to notice, you’ve got bigger problems!
Summer was insistent that this be a maxi dress, and it was all going swimmingly. I added the necessary length to the skirt and pinned it all out…then realised that to achieve the look she wanted, we couldn’t fit the bodice piece fully on the fabric.
I cut as much of the bodice piece as I could, then quickly basted everything together with some makeshift straps. A little thoughtful pinning gave me the shape we ended up with. I had enough scraps left to cut the straps. We were good to go.
The bodice isn’t lined. There are no fastenings at the back. I interfaced the straps lightly so they’ll hold the weight of the dress, such as it is.
Whilst I really flew by the seat of my pants with this one, it totally worked out. I wasn’t sure I liked this fabric…but in this dress, I do. And Summer loves it too. It’s cool and breezy, slightly dressy but in a ‘secret pyjamas’ kind of way.