And I'll do it again and again and again!
I previewed my first version of the Jamie Christina Mission Maxi dress in this post I wrote up earlier today and decided to write a post of my second version I finished a few days ago. Here it is:
I got the idea to mix and match some black/rayon lycra and stretch lace in my stash to create this Jamie Christina maxi dress last month. I love this version as it is just a "little bit sexy" with it's lacy bottom half. It shows some pretty, peekaboo leg but I have to find just the right kind of shoe to wear with this dress.
Any suggestions, people? I'm open to options for shoes. I've been looking but can't find any I like to wear with the dress.
I'd like to thank my oldest daughter for the rayon/lycra. She went in to NYC last month and purposely stopped at Spandex House to buy me a belated Mother's Day present of fabric. She chose this along with some purple snakeskin ITY I was lusting after on the website. The stretch lace was purchased from Spandex World.
For alterations or changes, click on the link above in the previous post. The only changes I made on this one were:
1. The obvious--splitting the pattern into two pieces and adding seam allowances for the top and bottom of the dress.
2. Tightening up the waist side seams. Rayon/lycra hangs differently (more drape) from cotton/lycra and it had more stretch. The dress was actually a little big in the waist.
3. The lace hemline was serged using a normal 4-thread serger seam. No turning under, just a serged edge.
That's it for now. I foresee a club-style short version of this dress for my oldest daughter in the near future.
Stay happy, keep sewing!