My sister is staying with me for the month and we are trying to tackle some fun projects together. Since she lives on the other side of the country, we can usually only talk about the projects we would do together if we lived closer.
We both have been wanting to learn to sew for ourselves. It's one thing to sew for kids and a whole other story to sew for a curvy women's body. The maxi dress was on the top of our lists of things to sew. After lots of thought, we decided the easiest and most forgiving method would be to make a knit, raglan dress with raw edges.
We used elastic thread at the neck, sleeve and waist. We were laughing the whole time joking about wether it would all work out. Luckily we were using a giant piece of knit I got for $2.99.
This one is hers, and we're making one for me next and I'll do a mini tutorial for you, if you want it.
We think it turned out pretty good and want to get more knit.