Here is the final dress of the weekend:
2.5 yards of red sandwashed silk from Trebor Couture
(a 40th Street fabric store that closed over a decade ago)
.25 yard of white silk crepe
3 yards of red foldover bias binding
Butterick 6082 - OOPThis version was inspired by the black rayon/linen version and a bathing suit I saw in a Newport News ad:
My original plan was to add a white line across my chest on the dress to wear under my floral silk jersey cardigan, but after watching the movie, The Women (2009 version) today, I realized that the dress would be more slimming if I placed the line down the front of the dress. And that was actually the most challenging thing about making the dress...getting that front line cut from the silk crepe and then stitched down to the front of the dress.
Otherwise this is a very easy and basic dress to make. What makes it so awesome IMHO is the fabric choice...it will be perfect for the 90 degree day that is forecasted for tomorrow.
One more shot of it with the floral cardigan:
Not sure if I'm actually going to wear this combination...but we'll see. So, I had a very fruitful sewing weekend...2 dresses, 1 skirt and 1 dress reworked...I'll share details about the other pieces later.
BTW, I'm going to take your sage advice and hang The Architectural Dress in the closet and wait to see if it grows on me!
...as always, more later!