Pattern: Vintage Simplicity 6926
Fabric: Cotton/linen ikat print floral from Joann, 3 yards
I keep a list of things I would like to make for every season. On my summer list? 70s floral sundress with bottom ruffle. I didn’t really want a maxi dress, so I was pleased to find this pattern, which seemed to offer everything I might want! I must have stalked it for months before breaking down and buying a size 32. My bust is 31.5″, and I had to remove 1/2″ from this dress, so the sizing was accurate.
If I were to make the dress again I would remove some width from the back – I have a very narrow back, and there is a little extra fabric there. I might play around with the back strap placement also, to get a nicer back fit… but it is totally wearable this way, so I’m not going to worry about it.
I wore this dress to a casual-ish audition tonight, and then after that I went to Starbucks, where the barrista gave me a free chai latte, after he complimented me on my dress, and I said that I made it. He called it the “awesome dress” discount – ha! To be fair, this is the barrista that my husband calls “Jessica’s Starbucks boyfriend,” but never you mind. I do love my new sundress!