My latest make...This dress, a modified version of View A.
I had envisioned this with cutwork embroider on that super cute collar but as I scaled the design down so it would fit, the stitch density was so tight that I simply had a big bunch of nesting. I really don't like it when that happens!
Rather than cut another collar, I ditched that part of the design.
Simplicity patterns fit me differently than the other 'big' brands do and to accommodate a FBA, I typically have better luck grading to a large size in the bust area. This pattern has a large dart meaning it is deep and I knew just by looking at it that I wouldn't need any additional alterations there.
What did need altering however was where the waist ties sit. I marked them according to the pattern and the ties were sitting at my mid-hip level. I raised them by three inches.
I do like that the back is plain.
I do love this avocado-y colored linen from Fabric Mart.
This dress has a nice length so I won't need leggings with it all summer but it was chilly this morning so I threw these on.
I like how this fits, it is comfortable so I will most likely use this pattern again, perhaps though for a top.
Thanks so much for reading!