A friend invited me to room with her on a trip to Playa del Carmen that she was going on with a group of her friends in August, and of course I said yes! Leading up to the trip, I sewed up a bunch of summer clothes. My idea was that I wanted a lot of loose, flowy clothes made from breathable fibers, preferably with no zippers or buttons.
I definitely wanted some maxi dresses for strolling on the beach and I have several gorgeous rayon knits that are just begging to be made into a wrap dress. But the only wrap dress I had previously made that I actually liked was the Named Olivia, but that wasn't quite the style I was after. So I took a look at my pattern stash and decided the Striped Swallow Summer Dawn had the look I was after. It has lovely gathers at the shoulder seams, fluttery sleeves and ties that wrap all the way around the body.
Since I'd never... [read more]