I have made two versions of this dress, but I’m only 100% done with this one:
I also made the other one, View B, which has sleeves of a sort and does not have an open back. I’ve actually worn it, but it’s going back for changes. The sleeves are unflattering, and the low-cut bust gaps and does not maintain bra invisibility. I added a pocket to the right side seam in both versions.
See the pattern here.
It comes together quick, and the longest step was cutting. The bodice is self lined (even the sleeved one) so there’s a whole 2nd set of pieces to be cut and marked. The skirt has one pattern piece cut 4x, so again, another set of cutting and marking. Even with that, this is a very quick pattern with clear, easy to understand instructions.
I intend to make another halter version in a dark batik fabric because I think I can get it kind of tiki-va-va-voom. I’ve really wanted a tiki-va-va-voom type dress since I saw this pattern:
Because I’m sure I’ll never see that pattern for sale. What are the chances? More over on my blog.