Sometimes I draft a pattern, take ages over it, and never make it again. That ends now!
If this seems familiar it's because I've made it before
It's a solid pattern that fits me well so I did it over again in yellow cotton fabric and shortened the hem to just under knee length.
I drafted an all in one facing which I rarely ever do and in this version of the dress I used a ribbon hem. Hand sewing this took the longest time- just look at the width of that hem!
Underlining this in cotton made it a heavy weight, but I like that as it feels lovely - really nice quality.
The back has a lapped zip. I'm learning to love these more and more. I think the next frock I make will have a side zip with a zip guard. There's loads of Craftsy classses that show these features.
I feel lovely when I wear this, the dress has a lovely solid feel to it. The colour shows even brighter due to the underlining and it's a bold look.
Considering that I never wear yellow it's a statement piece!