I made a summer dress!! Yay for me to actually finish one of my UFO’s. This was from last summers plan. Based on a dress from my May Projects post. The original dress was from Urban Outfitters by Sparkle and Fade. I found this great rayon fabric at Joann’s. It was labeled Carole Anderson in the selvage, so I guess its “designer” fabric. Cool. Well I love the color and drape (please excuse the wrinkles, I will iron it before it gets worn again). The pattern is Simplicity 2745
which I have made before. This pattern may become a TNT for me. I am thinking about re-drafting the bodice to accommodate a set in sleeve. It’s a great pattern, I love the fit of the bodice. I have been wearing it and enjoying it. I think I need to take in the back at the zipper though, its a bit loose.
Some construction notes:
- omitted the under-bust overlay and converted it to an actual band
- Invisible zipper used
- Made a baby hem
- Made a FBA (full bust adjustment) on the front bodice
Here’s a detail of the bodice