Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mission Maxi for Puerto Rico!!

At some point in the last year, we decided we would go to Puerto Rico for my 30th birthday/our 1st wedding anniversary. So we went for a long weekend at the end of February and it was AMAZING! We had so much fun and the weather was beautiful!

I knew I wanted to make the Mission Maxi pattern that my mom had given me at Xmas. I had a big piece of thin green knit fabric and I decided to use that as my muslin. This pattern is a piece of cake and it came together so easily- really, like you can cut it out and sew it just a couple of hours! The "muslin" turned out so nicely that i ended up bringing it along to wear, too.
I will post about its twin a little later!
 These pictures were taken at the hotel we stayed at, El Conquistador. The knit is a tiny bit too thin, as it shows every lump, bump and line of underwear. I do think I will buy a racer-back bra to wear with these, because strapless bras are so annoying.

ye olde bra line

I am pretty happy with this dress, and I will post about the second (even better) version later!

These two dresses were the only things I made in February. The endless winter is not inspiring me to sew, and school consumes a lot more of my time than subbing did. I am having so much fun teaching French now, so that is perfectly fine for me! I hope to make myself sew more as the weather warms up and I can wear the things I make. I think everyone loves sewing for Spring and Summer, am I right?


  1. Wow, that dress is too beautiful to be easy to make and the muslin!! The hotel looks amazing, what a trip for your b-day/anniversary!

  2. That dress looks so good! I have always been scared to sew knits.

    1. This pattern makes it so easy! My machine only does a straight stitch, so I just use a ball point needle and stretch the fabric a bit. It works pretty well.

  3. It looks great! In he first picture I was like WOW that is green! But in the outdoor light pictures it looks awesome - and great on you! What a great time to take a vacay!

  4. Beautiful..
    I totally agree I love summer sewing..
    Happy birthday and anniversary...[late].. Proud you had a fun trip.

  5. Looks great. That colour works really well on your too. Happy anniversary / birthday!

  6. It looks really lovely! You said it shows every lump and bump - it occurred to me that you might consider making yourself a slip out of China silk (real silk - not polyester) - especially a bias one. A silk slip like that adds almost no bulk, smooths the lines makes you feel so sensual and with good construction will last for years and years.Just something to think about. Happy birthday & anniversary!

  7. Damn that is a happy summer frock!


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