I was inspired by Vogue Patterns’ summer pattern release. There were so many designs that appealed to me. This dress was the first one that caught my eye. I’m a sucker for a flared dress with princess seams. Both the long and short versions look great.
I’ve had this polka dot lace in my stash for a couple of years. When I saw this pattern I instantly thought of making the long version with the polka dot lace and lining it with the shorter version in poplin. My initial thought was to buy poplin in the same color as the lace. While shopping for the matching poplin, my husband pointed out that a lighter shade might be nice. He was right, the lighter shade made the polka dots stand out more. He’s not just good at taking pictures, he has a good eye for color as well 😉
The pattern calls for the dickey to be attached to the dress with snaps. I permanently sewed mine on because there’s no way I’m ever going to wear the dress without the dickey.
I sewed both dresses separately and basted the two dresses together at the neckline and armscye. I cut the neck and armscye facings out of the poplin and sewed them to the dress as if both layers were now one dress.
The pattern is well drafted and came together without any issues. I already have fabric set aside to make the shorter version.
You’ve got to love a dress that has some swing to it!