This is mostly old news if you follow my instagram account (@allisoncsewing), but last month I went to Puglia, Italy and as usual decided at the last minute that new dresses were needed. I turned to 3 of my favourites that I have made many times before. I actually only managed to get two of them done in time, but the final one is finished now and will still get plenty of outings before summer is over.
Burda Style 05/2010 - 105
I have lost count of the number of times I have made this dress (& now I think about it I packed 4 of them on this trip!). I usually widen the skirt and wear a slip underneath to reduce the lumps and bumps a bit, but honestly I prefer the narrower skirt silhouette if you have the confidence for it.
This version is very casual, in a soft pink & black stripe cotton knit. It doesn't drape as well as some of the ITY knit versions I've made in the past, but for casual daywear it is ideal.
McCall's 6319 (out of print)
I've only ever made View A and I've never bothered putting on the zipper at the shoulder, perhaps I will branch out on a future version!
McCall's 6069 (out of print)
Last but not least is McCall's 6069, View A which is the one I just finished last week. Despite making this dress a few times before I have yet to make it in anything close to the 1 hour boldly claimed on the pattern! Originally I wanted a sort of relaxed maxi sundress feel so I widened and lengthened the skirt. However, when I tried it on it looked too much like a formal gown with it's dramatic front and back cowl drape. This is good to know if I ever need a packable, quick to make fancy dress, but it wasn't what I was looking for this time so I hacked the skirt down to midi length.