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 🙂