Leave it to me to make a pretty simple dress more complicated the second time around. However, thanks to some re-engineering on the inside, in the form of a drafted combination facing, this one should hold up a bit better over time.
I’ve had this vintage quilting cotton in my stash for a couple years now. I’ve been itching to use it and felt the pattern on the fabric would look great on this dress — which it does. However, the drape of the fabric made it a red decision, so to speak. It’s too stiff, causing it to ride up around my legs when I walk. But I’m hoping a few trips through the washer and dryer will soften it up a bit.
Pattern: Named Kielo wrap dress, size 6
Modifications: Self-drafted combination facing, shortened length, narrowed “wings” for better fit at the waist, lengthened ties for wrapping
Fabric: Vintage quilting cotton