Here's the maxi I sewed.
I repurchased the pattern a few years ago in a larger size. At the time the size 14 was too large, but lucky for me it's the size I now start with when sewing tops or dresses.
As you can see, I did make a few minor changes to the orginal pattern. I made the bodice ruffle deeper so it almost hits my waist, and I added two ruffles to the bottom of the dress. I LOVE the fullness those ruffles created!
The fabric is a rayon challis and it is fabulous! I had never ordered from Hawaii Fabric Mart before and I will certainly do so again.
The dress can be worn with the ruffle on the shoulder also, although I prefer it off the shoulder.
When I choose this pattern for the maxi dress challenge, I had planned to wear it when we vacationed in Florida. Those plans were put on hold as we were to be there right as news of COVID-19 was becoming widespread. Oh well, perhaps next year.
The two sewing enthusisats - and now sewing friends - that also made maxis from this fabric are Jen, from Today in Jen's Sewing Room, and Carmen, from Carmen Salome.
Click here to check out my YouTube video where I revealed the maxi dress.