Lori at "Girls in the Garden" did a slightly different take on this very same dress just the other day! Her awesome version is a maxi dress with a slightly different neckline, in a gorgeous jersey print from Mood!
Pattern: Vogue 8241 "Very Easy, Very Vogue" collection
This simple dress pattern has a short/long option, elasticized waist, and single button closure on the top back. It's fully lined, and calls for roughly 1 1/2 yds of 60" wide for this version, but I only had about a yard, so I trimmed the length by 5 1/2". I used a rayon challis from Joann's, purchased a few years ago, and the same amount of white poly lining. I made the size ?? according to the printed finished garment measurements, and it's perfect. My only recommendation is to stay away from stiff fabrics, as those gathers will puff and stand away from your body. Go for drape.
Conclusion: I really like this pattern, it's easy to make, and easy to wear (read: "comfortable"). My shortened version is a great cure for eating up those small single cuts of stash, so I can definitely see myself making this up again in the future.
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