Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt
Soak up the sun in the Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt! View A is a sophisticated maxi dress featuring wide, bra-friendly straps and an angled neckline, while View B is a breezy full-length skirt. Both views have roomy pockets and an easy fit, thanks to an elasticized back waist, faux button placket, and princess seams. Whether made up in a floaty rayon challis or sumptuous linen, the Holyoke will keep you looking cool all summer long.
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
Light- to mid-weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, linen, or rayon. Use drapey fabrics for a flowy look or firmer fabrics for a more structured result.
Light weight fusible interfacing.
NOTIONS: Universal needle, thread, 11 buttons size ⅜"- ½" / 1 cm, 25" (0.7m) 3/4" (2cm) wide knit elastic.
This is the Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address. The PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded, is available here.
I like the pattern help that is offered. This was my first Cashmerette pattern. I would buy another one. I do like the tutorials.
I made my Holyoke at the tail end of summer so I only wore it once but it will get lots of wear next summer. It fit well with simple adjustments. I like the feel and attitude of wearing a long skirt and I may adapt and make the skirt for winter wear.
The dress sewed up so quickly and is very flattering. Love
I am an experienced sewist of many years and am loving the beauty of the fit and finish of this pattern for my lovely daughter-in-law. Customizing to her 16 G/H curves has been so easy and she loves the fit. Thanks for the thought and quality of all the Cashmerette patterns.
I've been looking for a front button down maxi with swish appeal. This pattern more than fits the bill. It works in lightweight and midweight fabrics and I can see it being a three season pattern. It's a wonderful skirt pattern!