here, it's the Mission Maxi transformed with a really simple mod. After studying the Lululemon number, squinty eyed, I decided surely it couldn't be that hard to add a cinched side? The seam allowance for the Mission Maxi is a scant 3/8", so I kept that around the bust but then widened to 5/8 " from the waist down to allow room for the allowances to become a casing for the drawstrings. After sewing the front and back side seams of the dress, I pressed the seam allowances open, then sewed them flat against the dress 4/8" either side of the side seams, starting from thigh height down to the hem, to make the casing. As for sense, just holler if I'm not making any. We can try diagrams.
my new place of work (more on this soon). It seems sometimes the smallest details can really lift a hand-made garment.
here, I snapped up two yards. This pattern used about 1.5 so there's still enough for say, some tribal leggings. I decided to use the wrong side of the fabric because the cream tones on the right side, were more yellow and looked a little sickly next to my 'winter complexion'. In creating a very-wearable wardrobe I am always thinking about color. Some make me feel joyous and others completely flat.
From the back + un-tamable mane...
....and the side. I can forsee another side cinched maxi in the not too distant future. And some hairspray.
Next stop: Peplum top.