I love dresses, summer, and polka-dots! How fun is this dress?
This dress was made for my June Fabric Mart post. I immediately fell in love with the cotton sateen and knew exactly what I was going to make from it. That hardly ever happens! Typically I hem and haw over what pattern to use but I've had this McCall's pattern on my sights for a while and when this fabric was online, I knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind.
I love how this dress fits. I only made an FBA after I tissue-fitted the front bodice. However, this dress was LONG! I am 5'7" and I chopped at least 2 inches off the bottom. The skirt is that long!
How adorable is this pattern? It is designed as a loose-fitting dress with a mandarin collar, hem and sleeve variations, and an elasticized waist. It also has a back that is pleated onto a self-lined yoke.
If I was 20 years younger, I would have left this longer and worn higher heals with it.
This fabric washed and dried like a dream. It required very little pressing straight from the dryer. Don't you just love that?
This dress was super simple to put together. The pattern is well-drafted and I am positive I'll use it again.
So little gapsosis at the armscye. What a win! I really love this dress!
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