I'm off shortly for a few days summer vacation - I find I always want to make something new and I just felt like a maxi dress fit the bill. However I didn't want any bra issues with this one so I decided to use this McCall's 6069 dress pattern that I have made already and simply lengthen it.
Let me note that McCall's reckons the back strap is optional - er no it's not unless you want to chance the entire top of your dress falling off! I know I said I made this so I could wear a bra with it, but really! I had to attach the strap at the end so it's not as neat on the inside as it's supposed to be but it works. And more importantly my dress will stay on.
I used the jersey I bought at Elliott Berman on my recent shopping trip to New York. It's gorgeous quality and I am so glad I splurged on 3 yards , I only just had enough.
The dress is LOUD, but has a real holiday feel to it and I can't wait to wear it on my hols!