It is still warm here in Southern Oregon and the sun sits high in the August sky, so I figure that I have another couple of summer dresses in me. And I stumbled upon a darling border print that I just couldn't wait to use. The print is a seaside village scene with a sunny yellow sky on a cotton gauze.
The pattern is fairly simple and doesn't need much explanation. The only changes I made were to line the border print with an off-white gauze and I lengthened the skirt. I made the bodice reversible and added a simple lining to the skirt.
The dress turned out fine, but I don't think this style is the best for me for a couple of reasons. First - my full bust makes a camisole a must and that is workable. But second is my shoulder slope. Even adjusting for this, the bodice still slips off my shoulders too easily. I might add a couple of ties to the back, just so I don't have to fiddle with the shoulders. The best solution would have been to substitute a high back for the crossover pieces in the pattern.