I bought 3.5m of this season's Thomasine Liberty lawn from Shaukat in the UK when I bought the Fans Liberty fabric for my Gabby dress. I knew I wanted a maxi dress made from it.
I chose Simplicity 2638 - a 'sew easy' pattern (that I don't think should be rated as such):
The reason I don't think this should rated as 'sew easy' is that you need to sew two opposing curves together when sewing the bust piece and the waistband. While this is not particularly difficult when you've had a bit of practice, I'm not sure it should be classified as 'sew easy'. The Colette Patterns' Beignet skirt has two opposing curves to sew and is rated intermediate. I think that is more fair - do you?
The back has a nice slit and does up with a button and zip:
I made a size 12, taking in the waistband by 2.5cm total. Everywhere else fit like a dream. How awesome! I love not having to make millions of alterations (especially as I didn't make a test version of this - I just cut into the Liberty - don't judge!!).
I absolutely love this dress. I feel great in it. I wore it last weekend to our meet-up, and wore it yesterday to Leith's little boy's 2nd birthday party. Leith, myself and Siobhan were wearing Liberty:
I blatantly stole this image from Leith's Blog
So - what do you think? A good maxi? I'm thinking of making a knee-length version too - do you think it would work with a shorter skirt?