Simplicity 1804

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Did you make it by Hancock's this week? Simplicity and Butterick patterns were on sale for a steal!

I make it a point to get by every time they have a $1 pattern sale because the minute I actually need a particular pattern, it will be full price.

One of my purchases this week was Simplicity 1804, a very simple pattern with a lot of great options.

We're heading to the beach in a few weeks so I wanted to make something easy and summery to pack.

This maxi dress fit the bill!

The package screams in all caps and bold type that this pattern is sized for knit fabric.

But, I'm a rebel at heart.

I decided to give it a go in a tie-dyed rayon challis that I found during my trip to Hancock.

{How dare I?! Such a risk-taker!}

The pattern was very simple - an excellent project for a beginner. It only took a couple of hours to make. I had no trouble fitting the dress to my measurements.

I cut the twisted section in the front to one size larger because I was working with a fabric that doesn't stretch. I also omitted the elastic in the front and back.

I love it! And I think it will enjoy wearing it - even though it's not a knit.