I made 2 sun dresses on Saturday. It was sunny and 75, and made me feel like summer was still here. So I drafted this dress based on a cami I made earlier this summer, or maybe it was last summer; I forget.
Sadly, I drew this too small for me. So it will have to go to someone else, and I'll have to remake it next summer. It ha6 6 godets, and is really cute; the front drapes a little, as is "stylish" this summer.
After I finished this, and discovered it's too snug, I started again, with a pink stripe. But it was getting late, and I didn't want to fool around with 6 godets, so I just made 2 larger ones, and set one in each side seam.
Earlier this summer, I made a couple of tops from plum fabric for Faye's sewing challenge. There was enough of that plum cotton, which was really soft and wonderful, left over for an a-line dress. Here it is, made from McCall's M7443. I've made this a number of times before, and it's comfortable and easy. What more is there to say about a pattern?
Also earlier this summer, I finally put into motion an idea I saw in a catalog a good 10 or more years ago. It's just the M7443 dress, but with 3 straps coming from each side, going to different points on the back. My hair was a mess, it being 11PM when I took this picture, and I didn't move it enough to show the straps, but you get the idea. This was a woven cotton, and it's the same exact shade of pale pink as 2 dresses and a tank top I made earlier this summer, with a jacket to match, so the jacket works with this dress, as well.