Cabo Maxi

I had the fun opportunity to test out SoSewEnglish‘s latest pattern, the Cabo Maxi. It released last night so I can finally show you my results:

For my version, I wound up using a poly/rayon/spandex tie dye print that I got in a mystery bundle awhile ago and sewed the tie back version of this dress – it’s definitely a show stopper! (Don’t worry, the skirt crosses over so the slit isn’t that noticeable)

Now for the amazing part – I eeked this dress out with only 2 yards of fabric. Fortunately, my material had 4-way stretch so I was able to cut this pattern differently than recommended – it took a lot of planning and creative cutting, but I’m thrilled I was able to do it because I really wanted to use this print (it just screamed maxi dress to me). As for the sewing, it’s went surprisingly fast and was pretty easy to put together. However, there are a few more steps you may want to take if you use a rayon material (like adding some clear elastic in various parts of this dress), so if you’re a beginner, I would recommend trying a different material first.

You can pick this pattern up on sale for $7.99 or get it for free with a $50 fabric purchase (just be sure to add the pattern to your cart before you check out). And many thanks to Easton who took pictures for me – he even got all creative with some of his shots.