The Other Maxi

Today marks the first official day of Summer


On our way out for a day of errands, instead of going to my go-to maxi, I've been more curious lately with the look of the quintessential, classic Summer dress:
I made this dress a couple months ago while experimenting with different dress lines.  This particular dress I did not design - for those of you who are curious what sewing pattern I used, it was a McCall's pattern, M7115.

Anyway, maybe it's the surge of 90s fashion coming back to haunt all us 30-somethings but I am loving the oversize fit of the classic loose Summer dress.  I believe it's usually a ditsy print that's used for this 80s/90s type of Summer dress but when I saw a bolt of arrow print Japanese cotton, I needed every excuse to buy it and transform it into a fun and more, shall I say modern(?) piece!  And voila...
A lowered waistline, super loose bodice and pleated knee-length skirting.  It's what I've been all about lately!  Pair with some Keds like I did to do some fun, impromptu roadside vintage shopping.  Or with some buttery cognac leather sandals.  Whatever you choose, you'll be comfortable in this novel alternative to a maxi.

Happy first day of Summer to you all!
Come back on Thursday for a fun and amusing chat ;)