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The Mission Maxi Pattern Review

The Mission Maxi is a new sewing pattern from Jamie Christina. It is made with jersey, which makes it perfect for summer. There are three views Halter Back, Basic Tank Back and Godet Back (see details here). I made the Basic Tank Back.

I cannot emphasize enough how easily this dress came together. The directions are easy to understand and follow. The most difficult part of sewing this maxi was laying out the fabric as you need a lot of space for all that fabric and jersey doesn't always want to lay flat and straight. I love, love the innovative way the binding is done, no stretch-and-pin. (For you pin haters, like me, you really don't need to use a single pin on this dress).

I would categorize this as a beginners pattern with the caveat that working with jersey can be a bit tricky. It is a little slippery so keep in mind the extra time needed to fuss with it. Though knit fabrics in general are very forgiving, so little mistakes are not very noticeable. (PS - do you know how hard it is to take a full body picture on self-portrait mode?!?)


Sewing Pattern: Sizes 2-18, fabric recommendation is jersey, include 3 views - see details here

Fabric: Jersey (polyester very slinky and light) - scant 2 yards, enough to make up to size 10 (37.5" bust)

Thread: Guterman All-Purpose polyester to match fabric and Gutermann Bulky Nylon (to match fabric) for your bobbin thread (great for sewing knits)

[Supplies list for full disclosure: Patterns from Jamie Christina in exchange for pattern testing, fabric & thread purchased by me from JoAnn Fabrics]

Today's giveaway is for one of two prizes.

Prize 1 = The Mission Maxi Sewing Pattern + Fabric + Matching Thread

Prize 2 - The Mission Maxi Sewing Pattern

To enter, please leave a comment on this post. Please let me know if you'd like Prize 1 (with fabric) or Prize 2 if you should win.

**To clarify, everyone will be in the draw for Prize 2, but only those interested in the fabric too will be in the draw for Prize 1. Thank you.

Comments close Wednesday, May 25. Good Luck!!

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