* 56" long, measured from shoulder.
* Fabrication: Jersey.
* 100% modal.
* Hand wash or dry clean.
* Made in the USA.
I started with my favorite tank top pattern, and changed the back to more of a racerback style. I lowered the neckline as well. For the skirt part I cut wide crosswise strips, then serged them together to make panels for the front and back. The only tricky part was figuring out how wide to make them, I really liked the proportions on the model but seeing as I'm not 5'10" I wasn't sure it would work. I tried to guess how long the skirt portion would be, divided that by 5, and came up with 7.2" based on my height. I cut the strips 8" wide (including seam allowances), making them wider at the bottom. I measured another maxi dress of mine to see how wide the bottom needed to be (~35"), and just made the strips narrower as I went up until it matched my hip measurement. Once I had the front and back skirt panels, I pinned them together and serged straight a-line side seams, cutting off all the excess. Even with good planning, I still had to make adjustments as I went along so it would hang parallel to the floor, pinning it to the tank top until I liked how it looked.
|8" wide strips serged together|
|Inside out: power mesh half lining|
|Top: after binding Bottom: after topstitching binding to inside|