We had one hot day last week, and I immediately felt like making a sleeveless dress!
I'm intrigued by Simplicity's Amazing Fit patterns because they give so many chances to get a really good fit, so S2404
I used the C cup pieces for the front bodice even though I'm a double D because in the past, I've tried the D cup pieces and I found the result was too roomy. For the hips, I used the average pieces and that was fine,
The fabric is a stretch cotton poplin which really doesn't wrinkle very much so I'm very happy with the results. Here it is...
I think it has a retro look ,don't you?
The style is very simple with a split neckline...
...and released darts...
I used an invisible zipper for the back closure and I've put a tutorial here on my method of applying an invisible zipper because I've never seen it anywhere else and I can honestly say I thought it up myself. ( I really don't mean to blow my own horn though).
As soon as I put my new dress on, I got a flashback to the 60's. ( Oh dear, please don't take that the wrong way!!!) It so reminds me of dresses I wore in my youth!
I think this dress will become a favorite. It's cool and comfortable to wear and DH likes it. That's always a plus!
I hope my fellow Canadians had a great Canada Day and I wish my American friends a wonderful 4th of July!
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