I needed something white to wear to a picnic over the long weekend. So, I pulled out Simplicity 3835
and it looked simple enough to put together quickly. I was able to pull out some fabric from my stash and away I went.
I was not disappointed. It came together very quickly: sewing time of about 3 hours. The fabric is a very lightweight dotted swiss. It was like sewing with cheese cloth. I have approximately 8 yards of this stuff left and think I will need to dye it a different color.
Changes were made to the pattern. An FBA had to occur. I ditched the little bow at the neckline. I thought it looked silly on me and I do not enjoy being strangled by a dress. So, I added in the buttons up at the neckline. I had already placed the buttons on the bodice; I just wanted to do something to break up all the white.
I will be making some additional changes to the pattern next time I make this dress and I assure you I will be making this again. It is a perfect summer dress especially if made with a lightweight fabric. Check out my blog for more photos and details on the making of this dress.