I have really fallen in love with maxi dresses!
Pattern – Simplicity 2638
Notions – Thread, one 14 inch zipper, one 3/8 button, ¾ yard of lightweight fusible interfacing
Fabric- 3 7/8 yards of pink, flowered print, rayon challis (Wal-Mart) Yeah!
Empire waist maxi dress features a lined bodice with gathered V-neck, and interfaced midriff band. This dress closes up the back with an invisible zipper that starts in the top part of the skirt and goes about halfway up the back. It then has an opening and closes with a button.
Notice my button has a wasp on it!
I cut a size 6 for this dress. I lined the bodice with the original fabric. I was surprised by the design of the opened back closure of this dress. I think it is a very nice feature! I was also surprised to find that the skirt is constructed with three gathered panels! I altered the pattern to shorten the length.
A nice warm weather dress which is very easy to construct.