|^^Totally pulled a "Sound of Music" and commandeered my curtains for dress duty.|
Jewelry custom made by Olivia Bernard.^^
I've had success with NEW LOOK, in general. They're cheap, they're usually pretty simple and the instructions are almost always spot on. SO HELPFUL. I chose this dress because it had some really clean lines, darts on the top and bottom and a seam around the waist which made it easy to customize the size. I was an 8 on the top and a 10/12 on the bottom but it came together perfectly.
I also like to choose a relatively plain pattern that I can use as a template to make a few different kinds of items. It's easy to add things like collars or buttons or a little more flare. But if those things are built into a pattern it can be confusing to try to get rid of them without leaving raw edges or figuring out which steps go where.
So from me to you, if you're looking for a quick easy summer shift, I recommend this one. Let me know how it goes!