Sewing

Simplicity 8910: A Black and White Floral Spring Sundress

Another Spring sundress done! I’m ready for sunny Spring weather. This month’s theme is Spring sundresses and I made one using Simplicity 8910. I made the sleeveless version with the ties at the shoulder straps. This is my second time making a dress using this pattern. The first version was a short sleeved version- My “Dreaming of Hawaii” Dress.

For this sundress, I used a black and white floral fabric described as a rayon challis woven crepe that I purchased from L.A. Finch Fabrics. The fabric is flowy and has a nice drape. It’s perfect for sunny Spring weather.

My favorite part of this dress are the ties at the shoulder straps. They are so cute. I made them detachable so that I can have the option to have the sundress with the ties or without. But they ended up serving a practical purpose. I use the ties to “tie” my bra strap together with the shoulder strap so that my bra doesn’t slip and show. Cool…

I followed the pattern exactly with only one modification. Instead of turning the fabric out for the teeny tiny straps, I basically made the straps like bias tape. It’s easier that way and I don’t mind the way that it looks. Another thing is that the area under my arm falls a bit low so I will have to fix that.

The weather here has been nice and sunny so I’ve been able to wear this dress twice already. It was comfortable and kept me cool.

Happy Spring sewing!