Jungle January is here so Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 1607 rose to the top of my stash with a large animal print fabric. Funny how that happens.
You’ll see how the line drawing has lots of interest in it.
|I’ll have to adjust the back bodice a bit on the next version.|
This dress is amazingly cool to wear on a hot Summer’s day, especially in the evening when meeting friends for dinner. Granted you can’t eat like crazy but I felt I could be comfortable while enjoying a lovely Summer night in Sydney.
If you make this version, mark the strap pieces and interface each one. The instructions and illustrations will guide you through this process but I would have loved it if there were more notes on the seam lines of each pattern piece so it was a faster jigsaw puzzle to solve.
You can see the neckline straps are wide and my version doesn’t have a gap between the bodice and straps as you’ll see on the line drawing above. That’s because I had to lower the straps on this version so the front bodice worked.
Once I petite down the straps, I’ll post up these changes.
Bonus design feature:
I thought I would need to wear a convertible bra with this dress. I was able to wear a normal strap bra with this dress.
I’ll be making this again because I’ve got an African wax print in the stash that beckons.