I finished this dress back in February, but it took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to wear it. I like it belted, but that shortens the dress by quite a bit. It also looks really cute with skinny jeans and ballet flats.
Patern: Simplicity 2584, view B
Fabric: Amy Butler, Daisy Chain line
Alterations: I sized down based on finished garment measurements, left the fold detail off of the bottom of the dress, and added a hook and eye about 1″ above the bottom of the front slit.
I also added a bit of length to the dress. The trendier patterns seem to be running on the short size, in my 5’4″ opinion.
If I sew this pattern again, I will omit all of the interfacing. Quilting cotton has enough body already-and when a facing is included I find that adding interfacing just makes the garment too stiff. In fact, I might even leave off the yolk facing, too.
I will also bring the slit in the yolk up by several inches.
This pattern was really easy to sew up, and the instructions were very detailed. I would recommend it-but be sure to check the finished garment measurements before cutting!