Second, was the unique back on the pattern they suggested, Simplicity 2180.
|Back of Simplicity 2180|
The open back design normally would not appeal to me. I'm not overly modest about that stuff, but really, how do you wear your bra? Well, I was on the fence and thinking about doing their 'normal' back, but then I stumbled upon Sew Weekly contributor Adey Lim's Plain Sailing Dress. She used a vintage pattern that had some questionable artwork, and made this gorgeous, open-backed dress.
|How cute is the back of this dress?|
So, I did it.
Fabric: Red and white polka dot cotton print.
Pattern: Simplicity 2180, Version A.
Notions: Invisible zipper, white piping.
It's another fun summer dress to add to my collection. Seriously, I don't know how Fall is going to compete. I've had so much fun sewing all of these summery dresses. And wearing a design with an open-back is so much more feasible in this wonderful summer weather.
Have you ever made a dress that had a questionable design to it, that you then ended up loving? Or still wasn't sold on even after the fact?