Pattern: McCall's 5042 (view C)
Size: size 8
Fabric: Tropical floral print stretch cotton from Fabric Mart (I got this in a free bundle. I love free bundles - it's so much fun to be surprised!)
Comments: I have made this dress a couple of times in the past and I have always been pleased with the outcome. So, when I decided to sew up a few sundresses to get me through the warmer fall days at work, this dress sprang to mind immediately.
This dress has a lovely princess bodice and a full skirt that makes alteration a breeze, if necessary. The only tweak I did was a small bust adjustment on the princess seams in front.
This dress has a completely lined bodice and an unlined skirt. For lining, I used a white stretch cotton fabric - I don't want to lose the comfort of a stretch fashion fabric by lining with a non-stretch woven.
Conclusion: This dress will be perfect for late spring, summer and early fall. In warmer weather, it can be worn solo. When the weather cools, I can toss on a cardigan to extend the wear time.