If I stick to my promise to not buy any more fabric until I sew most of my cache, the next four garments I make will be dresses. I bought navy linen late last summer, but the weather got cold before I got a chance to use it. Since it had the most seniority, it was next in line to be sewn. When I bought it, it was supposed to be pants, but I decided I needed dresses more and choose Burda 8379.
This dress was very easy to sew. The neckline is faced, the sleeves are finished with bias tape and it has a center back zipper. That's it! Nothing more difficult than a center back zipper.
I originally planned a different dress for this fabric, but I didn't have enough of the fabric for that dress. While the style is perfect for summer, navy blue isn't really a summer color unless it's paired with white. The simple styling make a very comfortable dress to wear in hot weather.
While photographing this dress, I auditioned a few necklaces to wear with it. I like the length of the necklace pictured, but I think I need a necklace that is a little more substantial.
Better Late Than Never
pattern weights she made by wrapping ribbon around large, flat washers. I've wanted to make a set for myself ever since. I finally got around to it! I adapted Faye's design by using single fold bias tape instead of ribbon and wrapping two washers instead of one.