All winter I’ve been thinking about this particular dress pattern (out of print Vogue V7871). Last summer, I made two versions (stretch denim and modern linen print) and wore them relentlessly. The pattern fits perfectly, the shape suits my figure, and it looks effortlessly put-together (because, hey, if you’ve got a dress on you’re put-together, right?!). So I’ve been thinking up new pocket configurations and looking out for fabrics for a new summers-worth of a-line dresses.
This version is made from a stretch bottomweight from Joann’s. I’ve seen it in the stores for a few seasons now, and I finally broke down and bought it. This fabric is incredible. It washes and dries without needing ironing, is slightly stretchy, and has a nice, medium weight (so I don’t feel like it needs a lining). Seriously, I wore this all day (coffee with a friend, nap with my toddler, trip to the park, etc.) and not a wrinkle in sight. Still baffled by those that think dresses are fussy–they certainly don’t have to be!
I’ve had this hot pink belt (J.Crew) for a while and knew it was destined to go with this dress fabric, so I went ahead and put some belt loops on the sides to hold it in place. LOVE.