The Mission Maxi

Ah...the infamous Mission Maxi pattern by Jaime Christina.

Like many other women, I live in maxi dresses when the weather reaches over 80 degrees (ok..75 really). It's gotten to a point that I feel guilty buying any more maxi dresses knowing I have bags of jersey fabric sitting around. Since I didn't have pattern paper to draft my own at the time (or patience), I purchased The Mission Maxi pattern. It's super simple with very detailed instructions. The fit is amazing!! I plan on making one just to lay around in...I'm not kidding.

I used a heather grey cotton/polyester jersey that was gifted from my friend. (Which she got from her job. Pretty convenient, right?)
Better shots on the mannequin...

I'll definitely be modifying this to wear in cooler weather (short and long sleeve versions). There are other DIYers that have created maxi skirts from this pattern, too. Stay tuned to see what I'll do with it next. :)

Tribal print leggings

Hey friends!

I'm a little late with this post, as I actually finished these a few days before Labor Day. But better than than never, right?

Last year, I bought a racerback tank top from Forever 21. Love, love, love the print and the fabric itself is sooo lightweight and perfect for summer. I wondered if I'd be able to find a similar print, but didn't find anything online. And then BAM...I find it in a random store in the Fashion District. (Gotta love NYC!)

Initially, I wanted to make a maxi dress, but figured I already have a tank so a bottom piece would be better. There's enough left to also make a pencil skirt. Anywho...on to the pictures!

I used the same pattern as the previous leggings, but in option C. I have to wear these soon because Fall is almost here. Yaaaayyy!