For my first Mrs Stylebook project, I wanted something easy, but also something that I would actually wear. This pattern fit the bill. For a while, I have been enamoured with the double-skirt look. I mostly made this dress to wear under this dress. The skirt of the white dress will stick out a bit under the hem of the green dress. I can also imagine wearing this dress with a belt in the summertime. The pattern is from Mrs Stylebook summer 2009. I can’t tell if there is an issue number or anything because most of the text on the cover is in Japanese. The dress is on page 82.
The drafting part was interesting. I think I got it pretty much right, except for some mass confusion when drafting the back armscye on the sleeve. The calculations I made contradicted one another, and I could not reconcile them, so I fudged it. On a tailored garment, this would have been a disaster, but since the fit of this dress is very loose, you can’t tell there’s anything wrong there.
The fabric is a nice basketweave cotton shirting. I used all French seams..