Added Nov 1, 2013
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I made this sun dress last year for the holidays as I was going to the south of Spain during the summer. I really liked the bodice of New Look dress pattern #6699 but I wanted to experiment with something new by making a pleated skirt instead of the suggested skirts in the pattern.
What I found out the hard way is that the pleats made the skirt MUCH shorter once it is sewn and assembled with the bodice than anticipated. So it’s lucky that I was mostly going to wear it in Spain where I blended in perfectly. If you haven’t been to Spain, be prepared: most of the girls there wear VERY short and VERY sexy dresses when they go out!
Honestly I have never worn this dress in Paris since… Besides its length I do like its shape, especially the beautifully gathered bodice.
The fabric is a bright purple cotton voile with very thin self-stripes. I lined the entire dress as it is quite see-through.
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