Vogue 1224 a Tracy Reese design.
This is the first time that I didn't really follow the instructions on the pattern. The pattern calls for a stretchy fabric. I used woven and cut the skirt the largest size. The skirt should be lined. Mine's not. The neckline is supposed to have a tie. I did elastic. I don't even know how the waist seam was designed to be sewn because I didn't even look. I just sewed the bodice to the skirt and then attached a piece of 1/4" elastic to the seam allowance on the inside, stretching as I sewed with a zig-zag stitch.
With all these short cuts, and the fact that I had cut the fabric out back in September (!!) this dress was done in less than 2 hours.
I like it. It seems easy to wear, although I haven't worn it for more than the 15 minutes it took to get pictures...
It's, um, short. Have you ever seen me in something this short?
Well, that's because I own NOTHING this short. Wear your dresses and skirts how you like, but I was raised that the hemline should reach the top of the kneecap and I haven't really changed since 4th grade in that respect.
Here's the stretchy neckline.
And here's an alternative way to wear it, when the weather gets a little cooler. I think tights will help a lot with the exposure issue.
As I mentioned, it's very comfortable. I do have plans to make another in a knit. I'll probably cut it several sizes smaller and, ahem, a few inches longer too.