This is the Trapeze Dress shortened and altered heavily from the book Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. I was inspired by this entry in her WS Design Challenge. I like it, its comfortable and fits pretty good. It’s not quite what I envisioned though. I used quilting cottons and I think it would be better in something lighter like lawn or batiste. Its too stiff, it would be much prettier in something drapey. I altered the pattern by shortening it ( from a dress) and adding a lower band. I also cut a slit in center front and added a placket and 2 covered buttons.
My sister is getting married in September and I am sewing the bridesmaid dresses. Isn’t this a great pattern? Its vintage 2001, (I know thats not that old, but it is OOP) I got it from Lanetz Living (awesome site) I am going to use a teal silk from Thai Silks, but first I am going to make a pre-bridesmaid dress (view A) for practice out of some lavender linen (shown) from my stash. Bye for now, time to get sewing.