I see this pattern around the sewing blogsphere a lot. I seem to be one of the few full-sized woman making this pattern repeatedly and I can understand why. All those slim figures and flat tummies can make you rethink sewing this...but I really like the wearing ease of this dress...the fact that so many fabrics look amazing in this silhouette...and that it works so well with a jacket or cardigan.
Houndstooth ponte from EOS
a little seam tape
I have no new construction tips to add. I don't know why but I added some to the side seams which of course I had to remove. I'm no longer using the back neck facing piece, instead using the stitch witchery fold down technique I noticed in ready-to-wear. So other than the fact that it took me way too long to finish this dress, it was the perfect quickie to get my mojo back.
Honestly, I have at least one more summer version of this planned. I found an amazing knit that will make a great dress. I know that will be the 10th make of this dress and I wonder if I wore this silhouette for two weeks straight if anyone at work would notice?!
A parting shot of me and the shoes...and yes I do buy fabric to match shoes! *LOL*
Updated to add that the shoes were purchased
from Zappos in December 2012!
...as always more later!