Lately I’ve been obsessed with lighter shades of blue, stripes and everything white. They all read summer, fresh and crisp which was perfect timing for my vacation to Costa Rica. I wanted looks that were light, comfy and on trend. This blue and white striped Rag & Bone shirting fabric is the perfect summer staple. It’s light weight, breathable, cuts and sews well and can be made into just about anything.
The pattern used for this dress was McCalls vintage 6902 for the bodice with the following alterations:
-Removed the elastic
-Added a 22″ back zipper
-Connected a wrap belt to the bodice
-Added horse hair to the top of the bodice to give it more structure
-Removed the pattern skirt and drafted a skirt 50′ wide x 32″ cut two pieces of fabric 25″ Wx 32″ L long, cut one of the pieces of fabric in half which will be your back seam. Stitched the two pieces together. Attached the remaining zipper to the back of the dress skirt, sewed the front of the skirt to the back leaving room to insert side seam pockets. Attached the skirt to the bodice using pleating.