In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m slightly obsessed with sewing clothes right now. One of my favorite things to sew is dresses. I love my circle skirt dress, my tank dress is so comfy, and who doesn’t love a polka dot dress? I used the same pattern as the polka dot dress, the Out and About Dress by Sew Caroline and made a sleeveless dress for summer.
I love this dress! It’s so lightweight and perfect for summer! I love it so much I’ve since made another one! And I can look fashionable and be comfortable at the same time! The pattern doesn’t include instructions for a sleeveless option, but it’s a quick modification of trimming the shoulders and adding bands to the arms.
Another modification I made was to make a narrower skirt and to gather the skirt with elastic! Instead of using the pattern piece for the skirt I used the width of the fabric and cut it in half to make a front and back skirt. This was super helpful for lining up my stripes! And it was perfect for the elastic gathering method. So, let me show you how I did it, so you can, too.
After wearing this the other day and being so comfortable, and stylish and getting several compliments on the dress I had to whip up another one. And I wouldn’t be surprised if a few more ended up in my closet. Cute, comfy, everyday dresses are a summer wardrobe staple!
I really wish I had another picture to show you again how cute this dress is, but I took the pictures with my remote shutter and I’m out of focus on the other 30 pictures I took. 😉