I had actually just gotten in some delicious Nani Iro Double gauze in from the fabulous Miss Matatabi and was looking for a pattern to use with it, and so BAM, it was a perfect match if I do say so myself!
I'm also secretly (ok not secretly) sewing a mini capsule wardrobe of soft pretty dresses for a trip to Prince Edward County Wine country in July (our first trip over night away from our boys!) So again, PERFECT.
I had also wanted to get out of my habit of making loose fitting, or knit dresses and attempt to fit a woven bodice again, so this dress gave me a chance! I didn't do the best job and had to do some post construction adjustments, but I mainly blame that on the fact I have no dress form and it's hard to fit something on yourself with a back closure, oops! It still worked out, and I'm inspired to actually spend the time next time and do a proper Small Bust Adjustment. Oh and Dixie has basically done the best thing ever and written up the best tutorial ever on how to do this! Most tutorials out there are on Full bust adjustments and so I just never felt like figuring it out, and usually just do side seam and bust dart length adjustments, so I'm excited to try her tutorial next time and it get a perfect bodice fit!
It even has POCKETS, all dresses should have these.
And the V in the back is perfect with the neck in the front! Oh and I totally can put in an invisible zipper without flinching now! So odd to think they used to freak me out!
All in all, a good kick off to summer dress sewing! Goodbye snow, hello sun!
The pattern releases TOMORROW May 19! Go check it out! And tell me, what kind of dress would be on your winery vacation list?