I saw that Dottie Angel (I don't know who this is, except that she has written a blog and designed a popular smock which you can find on Pinterest) was releasing her pattern through Simplicity last week, and Hobby Lobby was selling Simplicity patterns for ninety-nine cents, so I picked it up.
The most fun part is picking out various fabrics to go together. I keep all my blues on the same shelf, so these naturally arranged themselves. You see what I did here--two dresses with reversed fabrics. And one is trimmed in purple and one in olive green.
These are going to be my camping dresses. Easy off and on, so cool and floaty, and pockets for the car keys.
I haven't seen any reviews yet for this pattern, and I'm curious because the instructions have you *fold* the armhole back to finish it. How can that work? We learned in sewing kindergarten that we don't finish curved edges by folding them under--except for a very narrow hem around a circle skirt or some such. I ignored that apparently bad direction (I won't condemn it entirely before giving someone out there a chance to defend it--so step up, I'm truly wondering!) and finished the sleeve openings with bias binding. Please weigh in if you've read or tried the pattern . . . .