I bought this xxl maxi skirt off the clearance rack at Target. I loved the fabric. Looked like perfect summer dress fabric.
The waistband is just about all that was left when I was done!
I used McCalls 6559. I traced it out last summer, and love the fit. I went with C, the shorter green one.
I really love the easy fit and style. Great weekend summer dress.
I did not have enough fabric to cut the front and back as long as I wanted, and I did not want to mess with the border print at the bottom, so instead, I pieced the upper back. It is 3 pieces for the racer back part, can't really even tell!
For the front, I pieced the upper front shoulder portions, then topstitched all my piecing so it looked like a design feature. The neck band / binding, worked out despite my skills! It was suppose to just be a neck band, but it would not lay flat. It was all waffly looking. I have no idea if that means that I stretched it too tight or not enough, while attaching to the neckline. So to fix it, I folded the band to the outside and topstitched it down. It now looks like binding!! A save!!
The whole thing took about 2.5 hours, then I wore it out to lunch with my kids. I wore a cropped jean jacket over it. I really like it. In looking at the pic, I wish it were a couple inches longer, but wearing it, it does not feel too short.
Next up was this top, 3xl off the same clearance rack. A lot of fabric, but not a lot of length.
I really like both pieces and am so glad that I checked out the clearance rack at Target!!
and if you can't sew
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