Pattern Critique: Can't get any easier than two rectangles. The instruction pictures had me confused for a sec, but it doesn't take much for me. This is an extremely quick sew - like less than two hours to measure, cut & sew, but I took some extra time ironing and seam finishing (Hong Kong.)
Fabric: Quilter's cotton blend purchased 1-2 years ago from JoAnn's clearance aisle. $0.99 silky cording for the tie.
Modifications: The instructions recommended adding 5 inches to your widest body part for sizing.
- I added about 8 inches to make looser (the look I was going for.)
- I added darts to the top of the back area to minimize bagginess and so I could tell front from back.
- I tied wooden beads to the ends of the cording.
This dress will be very nice in a body skimming jersey knit, a flowing silky, stretchy denim or even a cool gauze - pretty much whatever you want. You have unlimited options on what you could use for the tie (I wouldn't recommend that slippery cording I used tho) Looks good with or without a belt and you can definitely play around with the length.