Now that summer is here (and is it ever!), my itch to sew has come back. I had some bright green fabric in my sewing stash for a while now, and I decided that this weekend it was time to make it into a dress.
I've made this dress before, and it was pretty simple to make it again. The pattern is Simplicity 2999. I lengthened it a little so it would be easier to sit cross-legged on the floor (a good idea if I want to wear it to work). I also took in the side seams at the waist because I'm skinnier now than I was when I made the dress last time. (yay!)
The pattern called for a 22 inch zipper, but I had a green 14 inch one on hand. I moved it up a little higher and put a little V in the back of the dress to accommodate the shorter length. It works!
I think dresses like this are essential for summer. I like that it's simple and lightweight to help with being out in the heat, and the bright color seems especially appropriate in the summer time.
By the way, I changed my blog header and color scheme. I'm sure you noticed :) I haven't changed the look of my blog since I started it, and I figured I was way overdue.
* from this song