...that was the question. The original dress, the one that inspired my version definitely had pockets on the front. However, I'm really NOT a pocket girl. And while I did ponder on this and worked out two different types of pockets for the dress front, I ultimately decided that since I'm not a pocket girl there was no reason to include them.
So the dress is a basic Butterick 5147 dress made from a brown/orange tweed recently purchased. It works with the orange turtleneck pictured above or the orange cardigan pictured below.
Brown & Orange Rayon/Wool Tweed
22" brown invisible zipper
2 yards brown rayon hem tape
2 yards aubergine rayon lining
1 yard brown bias tape
I have no new construction techniques to add. No alterations were made to the pattern. This was a cut and sew garment ~ you know the kind that I like from a TNT pattern. I do have one or two more versions dreamed up in the back of my mind which have slight pattern alterations that I would like to make for fall/winter. They may show up before the season changes, they may not.
This was the first completed garment from the Thanksgiving Weekend Sew-a-thon. A few more pics of the dress in action...
...as always more later!