Some time ago I made the Simplicity 1609 repro pattern for a gift and I liked it enough to give it a try as a nice, breezy summer dress (yay for sewing warm weather garments in mid-December…). I had some vintage, but still fresh and luminous white cotton sateen in a period-perfect abstract/square print.
I made only minor adjustments, including a suble lengthening of the dress and interfacing its hem to make the A-line shape more pronounced.
To keep things simple, I didn’t line it, as it’s supposed to be a way out of my constant summer dilemma, “how not to expose too much skin but be able to stay cool in a sizzling city”. I think this pattern was made for cheerful, light dresses; it’s so simple and unfussy.
I hope you like this little project of mine. To read more, visit my blog, rvdzik.blospot.com. Have a wonderful day! 🙂