After 5 days of chilly weather, we are having a beautiful warm day. Perfect for debuting my cotton jersey hibiscus maxi dress.
I’ve always liked this pattern from Kwik Sew. It has no darts, and has a great fit and flare look. And it’s a favorite on Pattern Review – I trust my fellow sewists’ opinions!
But I’ve hesitated because it has a racerback, and that’s just not for me.
Had to solve this – I really wanted the look for spring and summer. What to do…
I decided to use the bodice top from McCalls 5893 to replace the raceback element of the Kwik Sew pattern. Perfect!
I flattened the front darts on the McCall’s pattern, did a bit of line curing, and it fit beautifully over the Kwik Sew pattern!
Love the new front, straps, and back – the dress is so comfortable. It also matches the flowers in the garden…
I hope you are having a nice weekend as well. Ciao! Coco