This summer the heat has been brutal. So a rayon loose fitted dress that doesn’t show creases is very appealing.
After my experience with too tight sleeves, I gave myself extra width on the hem, much better. I lowered the front neckline, I had decided to go with a bias trim neck, that was before I found out there were facings. I also sewed the bias trim on the wrong side, so made the big decision to go with it and just hand sewed it to the front with little beads. They are pretty subtle. but I enjoyed doing the hems by hand and I have love seeing all the Alabama Chanin embellishments. After the first wearing, I resewed the seams taking in a couple of inches. So pretty low key, comfortable, just what I want on vacation. I picked up the fabric in Penticton in the Okanagan in May.
The second dress is the same as the first, fabric from Fabricana but smaller in the body. I have seen the dresses updated to more modern styles but somehow I am back in the 70’s and I am fine with that. Of course, I just might be channeling my mother, who favored loose dresses in the summer.