My first version was in cotton lycra, and I played around with the stripe directions a bit and added a bottom band of color. Both of these were inspired by a dress I borrowed from a friend a couple of years ago for Ella’s baptism.
This is view A of the pattern, which includes an a-line skirt with pockets. I chose short sleeves for this version, one of seven (!) different sleeve options.
I did some bad math when cutting out the bottom color band and ended up needing to add a second band in the same color, which is why there is a funny seam in the middle of that colored portion – not a fault of the pattern, just my mistake.
The back has a semi-exposed zipper for a fun design feature.
The way the dress is designed provides perfect mommy-tummy camouflage. Thank you, Adrianna!
For my second version, I chose the long sleeves and used french terry fabric, so this is basically like wearing a sweatshirt. I LOVE this version and wear it probably more than I should.
All of the fabrics for both of these dresses are from Raspberry Creek again. 🙂
The view B skirt is more of a pencil skirt option, and the side panels from the bodice continue all the way down the skirt on that view. There are a ton of great tester versions of that view too, which you should definitely go check out. I just had a hard time saying no to pockets. 😉
Thanks for reading!