Pattern: Simplicity 3867 (view A & F)
Size: size 8
Fabric: Lime w/teal and white floral print cotton voile & teal cotton voile, both from Fabricland (Canadian chain fabric store).
Project Photo: The dress, both with the jacket and without.
Comments: I bought this pattern when it first came out and promptly cut out the dress. Then it sat languishing on a pile for two years, sad and forgotten. Well, no more, I finally rescued the poor thing from a life of banishment. It's nice to check one off the UFO pile!
This dress (and the accompanying bolero) went together very easily - no fuss, no muss. It's perfect for warm days when I need to be a bit dressier - it will work wonderfully for work in the early fall.
The only change I made to the pattern is a broad back adjustment (BBA) on both the dress and bolero. Although I am small through the chest, I find that I have a disproportionately large back across the shoulder blades. This can make my tops feel like they are pulling across the back when I try to reach forward. This is especially true at school when I am trying to write on the chalkboard. This BBA is just the trick needed to add a bit of ease where I need it.
Conclusion: Pretty dress, cute bolero. I have already cut out another version of the dress in an Anna Sui scarf panel silk.