It don’t matter if yo’ black or white…stripes don’t match up. Mine don’t. I guess my cut must have been off grain, because I just couldn’t get those side seams to align without warping the fall of the dress. At least I nailed the chevron down the front. Knocked off from this Anthro dress, it proved to be like unto a cloud as far as comfort goes. I just floated along while we had a long day searching for apartments in SLC (any great leads??) and taking ALL THREE of our kids to Tiny’s Drs appointment at Primary Children’s Hospital (don’t you LOVE it when your almost three-year-old wets his pants but you forget to pack back up so you have to shove his little fanny into your nine-month-old’s diaper without any pants? I do!)
I used the same basic cut as this top, and then just a simple a-line for the skirt. I also zigzagged some elastic at the waistline so it cinches with or without a belt. I think I’m going to at least ten more maxis (ok, maybe just two), because they’ll be a dream through the hot summer. That and skirts. I’m planning on living in skirts. I hate how frumpy I feel in shorts (I was blessed with major dough-knees), so skirts and dresses win. What are your summer staples?