Can you guess why I gave this dress this name? If you said it's because of the colors in the dress you'd be right. I'm guessing my subconscious kicked in when I went through my sewing stash to see what to make next! I made view A of this dress using Simplicity 2663. The dress fits superbly and is comfortable and cool. I did not have to make any alterations to the pattern except to shorten the dress about 5 inches. The neck edge and armhole have facing. The pattern doesn't tell you to understitch the neck, but I did to avoid having the neck facing roll out, especially with those gathers. The fabric is a brightly colored rayon batik purchased at a local fabric shop.
The best thing about this pattern is that it is an "It's So Easy", but the design details really give it a polished look. Starting with the neckline. I love this little bit of gathering and I like how high it is with the arms cut-in a little bit to accentuate the shoulders.
The back of the dress has a slit at the top. I made the loop at the top for the button with 4 strands of thread and followed the instructions as far as how to do the crochet like stitch. I chose a single glass iridescent button floating around in the bottom of the button drawer. It has a purple sheen to it.
Finally, there are on-seam pockets and walking slits at the side seams. I will definitely save this pattern to make another dress. I think it would look elegant in a floral or solid color. I do think a flowing drapey fabric is the best type to use.
My name is Shannon, but my siblings call me Mushy... I am a 45 year old wife and mom. I started sewing in junior high or high school on my mom's Viking. I had an amazing Home Economics teacher who taught me solid techniques. By my junior year, I had sewn a Vogue Bellville Sassoon dress, rated "advanced" for prom. Sewing runs in the family. I was bound to catch the "bug". I hope to inspire you to pursue your sewing interests as I have been inspired by others in the sewing community to pursue mine. Thanks for visiting!