This is my *perfect* summer dress. It also just happens to be made out of a tapestry I bought in the late 80’s/early 90’s, that was later used as a paint drop cloth (and there are green splatters of paint on this dress to prove it).
This was not intended to be a wearable dress; it was a practice run for a dress pattern by a designer I have never worn before. I had no idea I’d turn out loving it this much. The added bonus – it was super quick to put together. I can see myself making more of these for sure.
My only concern with this dress pattern is that neckline and armholes are finished by simply turning under the fabric and stitching. If I do make more of these dresses, I’ll likely draft facings instead. I think they’ll hold their shape a bit better over time. Plus then there will be no visible stitching besides the hem.
Pattern: Named Kielo wrap dress, size 6
Modifications: Shortened to knee length
Fabric: Light cotton tapestry/former paint drop cloth