This pattern (Pattern Runway Kimino Dress) is so quick and easy. I really wanted to give it a go in a voile border print.
I found this fabric at spotlight and though it isn’t “me” it was cheap. The width of the fabric selvedge to selvege was long enough to make the dress a nice length.
I omitted the facing in the sleeves because they are just annoying on the other dress. I really have to sit down and fix that one day. So for this one I just did a simple double fold hem. It gave the sleeves a little bit of weight and stability too.
In an attempt to make this simpler I cut the back as one piece (on the fold) which omits the need for a button closure. I also cut the skirt and top as one as well hoping not to lose too much print.
This wasn’t such a great idea. It was a bit fiddley to find the waist and attach the elastic. Also not having the waist seam meant that you can see the stitching for the elastic. I wouldn’t do it again.
For this dress as well as the last I didn’t make the elastic tight enough. It just sat like a sack on me; so I added more elastic over each hip to bring the dress in.
The voile is not drapey enough and doesn’t sit as nice as my first one. It is a good cover up and easy to wear. The fabric does crinkle and look untidy quickly. So, this dress will mostly be worn at home because the iron and I generally aren’t on speaking terms.