Are you heading to a luau or beach party anytime soon? Or just simply in need of a fun, comfortable, flowy dress? As I was flipping through Crochet Today’s July/August issue, I came across the Endless Summer Maxi and immediately said to myself, “I am for sure making this!” But was super bummed when I realized that sewing was involved because I don’t know how to sew. Then I thought, well my mom sure does and how awesome it would be to make something together — a Mother/Daughter project! My mom and I are best friends and she’s always telling me that “Mothers Know Everything,” so I thought ohhhhhh how fitting! She can’t say no to this. Haha!!! ;)
The bodice is made in 2 pieces: a left side and right side.
Once these are made, take the left bodice and fold the piece over, pinning the top to the bottom.
Seam the top to the bottom, leaving a gap in the center section to feed the right bodice through.
After feeding the right side through the opening, then pin the top to the bottom and seam like you did the left side bodice.
Seam the gaps, crochet the lower edging and weave in the ends.
Then comes the sewing part which involves grosgrain ribbon, matching thread, 3 pieces of fabric, ironing, hemming, basting, pinning and sewing. After a few try-ons and 2 hemmings the dress was finally complete! GREAT JOB MOM!!!! I love it and plan to wear the dress many many times!
With the scrap fabric left over, my mom made herself a scarf and a bandana for my German Shepherd, Koozie. How fun! :)
Note: If you would like a copy of this pattern, please contact Consumer Services at http://www.redheart.com/ContactUs or (800) 648-1479. Please let them know you would like the Endless Summer Maxi pattern from the July/August 2013 issue of Crochet Today.