Another dress completed! This is part of my Arizona mother/daughter project to make a bunch of dresses from patterns in my new book, all using fabrics from my new spring line. Synergy!
I've always liked the idea of using two different fabrics in a dress to get a separates look, but I don't think I've ever done it. For this design, I used the Princess Seam bodice from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book in black stretch sateen (and it's lined in the same fabric for a clean look). Then the skirt is the three-quarter circle skirt in this really cool embroidered Swiss Dot cotton.
I lined the skirt in bright white poly taffeta for opacity and body. This fabric also comes in black and aqua!
I accessorized with a chiffon hair scarf and a wide cinch belt to accentuate the waistline.
The back has full coverage and a lapped zipper.