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 Fabrics.com. 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.