Dotty Summer Dress (Simplicity 1801)

Added Jul 11, 2013

by martinalici

Portland, Oregon...

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After doing a muslin of the bodice I cut a size 8 yoke front and back, a size 10 front and back bodice graded to a 12 and a size 12 midriff section. After reading some reviews on the webs about the skirt gathers I cut a size 10 skirt front and back.

The bodice is underlined with the batiste and finished with french seams. The skirt is just lined with the batiste. The technique for adding a side zip and a pocket in the same place is the a new one for me and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

The dress is very comfortable and is as light as air. I am very pleased.

Of note, I muslined the bodice and decided not to raise the “V” but after finsihing the real version I found the “v” much deeper than I had origionally calculated. I still really like it and don’t have problems with that much chest showing but if you are concerned about it, I would raise the “v” there some.

Material Notes

Made from cotton lawn from JoAnn’s Lisette collection and lined with cotton batiste from FabricDepot.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton

Credits

Simplicity 1801

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