So, the maxi. It started its life as a Nettie...and ended here. I really, really needed a new "I feel like wearing pajamas all day" dress as my old, store bought cozy maxi is looking a little sad. So I hacked my Nettie pattern.
If I didn't sell you enough last time: get a Nettie. It's so hackable, and seriously the perfect start to so so many possibilities. I'll probably make a million. Sorry, not sorry.
This was a super duper easy hack if you also need some public-appropriate super comfy maxis.
Here's what I did:
- Cut out the pieces for the high back and the scoop front, stopping at the "shelf bra" line instead of going all the way down the bodysuit.
- Cut out extra binding for the arm holes.
- Cut two rectangles for the skirt pieces, 30in wide x whatever you want the length to be.
- Gather using Andrea's most excellent method.
- Attach the skirt pieces to the bodice pieces.
- Sew up the sides.
- Attach armhole binding using the same method as neck binding.
- Hem if you want. I didn't because I'm
I'm hoping to make up some more of these in shorter versions with natural waists because the empire waist isn't the most flattering. Boy is it comfy, though!
Oh, and just in case you missed it on instagram, my hair is purple.
And, clearly the most important thing is that the boy says I look like a mermaid in a maxi on the beach with purple hair. So, here's my best fish face.
Details:Pattern: Nettie by Closet Case Files
Size: 8, graded to a 4 at the shoulders. I should have just done a straight 8 here, though, this fabric is not as stretchy as my last one!
Fabric: 2 yards of mystery cotton-poly-whatever jersey from JoAnn
First version: here