Good-Bye Summer Yellow Dress!

It’s the end of summer, and to celebrate I needed a great dress to close out the season.  And what color represents sunny days than a gorgeous yellow.  I picked this Sunflower Yellow Faux Dotted Swiss Polyester Chiffon from Mood  It was perfect for (OOP) Vogue 1240.
This is an old pattern that was released in 2011, so there were plenty of reviews.  I knew going in that the armholes were “side-boob-revealingly low”.  So I cut the size 10 and graded out to the size 12.  Underneath all of that draping, the body of the dress is basically a shift with horizontal darts.
This poly dotted chiffon sewed and pressed as well as a silk chiffon.  I was concerned about how well it would press since I was making French seams and narrow hems.  
I interfaced the collar with silk organza because it was the best choice for this fabric.  And I lined it with a Bemberg rayon from stash. 
This is a short dress!  This is the length with the addition of the three inches I added, and I love it!  It’s a step out of my wheelhouse, but every girl needs a cool, fun and flirty dress in their wardrobe.
This fabric was an amazing choice for this silhouette.  It couldn’t have been more perfect.  



  • Lori
    August 17, 2015

    Oh, Erica, that is an amazing dress. I love the yellow fabric and the lines of the pattern. Summer will be sad to go after seeing your fabulous dress.

    • Erica B's DIY Style
      August 17, 2015

      Thanks Lori! I wish I’d made it earlier in the season so I could get more wear!

  • Amanda S.
    August 17, 2015

    How fun and flirty! I love this dress on you with your muscular shoulders and arms. The color is divine.

    • Erica B's DIY Style
      August 17, 2015

      Thanks Amanda! I would love to have this fabric in the other jeweltones it comes in as well.

  • Keeks
    August 18, 2015

    The dress is great and that colour looks fantastic on you!

  • Peter
    August 18, 2015

    Great dress, Erica, and I love the way you’ve styled it. Sort of has a retro Sixties feel imo.

    August 20, 2015

    What a gorgeous dress! It looks like you love wearing it as well!

  • Cindy
    August 27, 2015

    You have the legs for that dress! Fantastic choice.

  • Meagan
    September 6, 2015

    Holy moly! I am late to the party but this is just stunning. Love the color, shape, retro vibe–you really nailed this

  • Pat
    September 6, 2015

    This is fabulous! I love the shape and the way you styled it with the shoes and bag. Makes me feel like making a dress with some fabric I’ve been saving.