I had some bright red cotton sateen (medium weight) laying about and I ended up turning it into a lovely dress with a boat neck, sleeveless, drop waist dress with a circle skirt.
Using my own torso sloper, I extended the hip line down a couple more inches to give it a lower waist drop. Once I made a minimal muslin, I found that I couldn’t go too low without needing to reposition the darts, so I changed the measure of the drop accordingly.
To create my circle skirt pattern, I used a trick that my Patternmaking teacher taught me.
You can find the instructions here. It might sound strange, but it takes about 5 minutes.
For finishings I created a 2 inch facing for the neckline and binded the armholes. I also did a turn and stitch hemline.
This dress was made in a 9 hour straight session.
Please bare in mind that this dress has not been ironed/steamed since I first wore it back in Feburary/March.
It is nowhere near perfect.
I went through two and a half muslins as well as my final fabric in a 9 hour window.
I hope that in the near future, I can go back and perfect my dress. For now though, I am happy with this project.