Bold and beautiful Anna Sui silk voile, a pale soft yellow topped with bold vibrant sunflowers on flocked dots, little texture. This fabric is extremely breathable.
As stated in my previous post about this dress, my confidence was boosted after working out the fit issues and ignoring the recommendation indicated on the pattern envelope.
Vogue rated the pattern "easy", and I think that is an appropriate assessment. It sewed up easy and didn't present any difficult construction techniques or confusing instructions. The dress is basically five major pattern pieces plus two binding stripes.
It comes in sizes 8 to 24; I used size 14 with modifications.
My plan was to make this for my summer vacation, but I was unable to make it in time for the trip. Luckily, it's finished and ready for my next vacation.
Construction - I appreciate some of the construction techniques provided by Vogue. The little things like the finishing on the neckline and armholes gives the dress a polished finish. Now, there are some that I'm not to crazy about; like the three rows of stitching. That seems like a waste of time. Why not suggest french seams or serging. Anyway, I serged the seams of the skirt, the two layers of lining, and the underlining to the fashion fabric of the bodice. For the overlay, I sewed a french seam down the center back. Other changes are noted here.
I think this is a nice little summer dress. It could be made up in knit as well.