Simple Spotty Frock

I need more dresses like I need a hole in the head, but I do love sewing them and I do wear them often, so I keep making them.

With this simple frock, I was aiming to make a higher neck line, boxy dress with a drawstring waist. I was inspired by Ace + Jig dresses, but I just don’t think I hit the mark with getting that look. Thankfully the dress is still pretty awesome and has received numerous compliments at school.

I purchased this rayon on Etsy from here. It’s just a nice light weight rayon, nothing fancy. As a base for the dress design, I used an old OOP Burda pattern, 7517. I had used this pattern a couple of times in my earlier sewing days with some success. It has two deep pleats along the neckline, which I’m not that keen on, so I removed them.

 I like the shape of the neck, shoulders and armscye, but they are more fitted than the boxy look I was going for.

Regardless, I really like this frock. I works well in winter with thick tights and boots.

Funnily enough, I have just finished my half term school reports and can finally sew after a few weeks away from my machine. But what do I want to sew?? Pretty much nothing. I might go buy some fabric to get inspired, or perhaps move a heater into my chilly sewing room. It’s likely though, if I do sew, I will make another dress 🙂

  • Carolyn Norman

    This is pretty and I love it with the tights and sweater! You probably just need a minute to rest since the term is over and then your sewjo will return. Yeah for more dresses!

    • I think you’re right Carolyn. I tried to sew yesterday, but achieved nothing but shifting fabric from one side of the room to the other. I think I need another week off. I hope your summer is shaping up nicely. I wish I could live with an eternal summer!

  • I love that rayon, I think you will be able to wear it with lots of different coloured cardis/tights/shoes ;o)