Saturday, March 22, 2014

Maxi Dress II in Old San Juan

I wore my second Mission Maxi several times on the trip and it was perfect! On our last day in Puerto Rico, we had time before our flight to walk around old San Juan. Andrew took these pictures at both of the forts. It was so sunny and hot that I ended up walking around with it hitched up to my knees.

This dress is the same size as the green one, but it looks less suggestive because the knit is thicker. I bought the fabric at JoAnn at the end of last summer. I had been eyeing it for most of the summer, but they priced it at something like 29.99 a yard, which is absurd for a knit! So the bolt lasted until the end of summer, unsurprisingly. I bought a yard and a half on sale for 30 or 40 percent off. So not any cheaper than buying a dress, but the print is absolutely beautiful. Looks like they still have some here. It's shades of blue and green and reminds me of fish or a lagoon or something. 
 I keep thinking the waist could be a little tighter, but I don't need to look like a sausage... I did lose five lbs on my "get ready for Puerto Rico diet" which consisted of the shocking ideas of drinking less beer and eating less food. Maybe slipping and sliding and trudging through the snow every day helped too. Thanks, Winter!
 I am super happy with this version. I will probably make forty more, so get ready!
 You can sort of see the back above.
 How I wore it for most of the walk around. It also turned out to be National Dog Day, so there were dogs everywhere and all kinds of things going on outside the fort. Lots of kites too.
Thanks for looking and everyone should buy the pattern; it is so easy to make and looks so good, while being comfortable and awesome!


  1. WOW! This version of the dress is beautiful, the photos are amazing too! I think you should make more of this pattern, the fit is perfect!

  2. This is such an awesome travel frock! Great work :D

  3. Both of those maxi dresses look fabulous on you. I want to make myself a maxi dress but I'm short so I have a hard time pulling them off. Weird question, but how tall are you?

    1. I'm only five foot zero so i didn't know how it would look, but I like them both! I don't think they make me look especially short.


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