I spied this pattern by Califaye Collection on Etsy sometime back thinking the trendy racerback style would appeal to Cee Cee (and it did).
The fabric (from Spotlight) is a rayon in a bright aqua/orange zig-zag print. It has an excellent drape but with the amount of fabric needed to make up the pattern, the finished dress is quite heavy. If I made the dress again I'd probably go with a lighter, sheerer fabric.
- Would reduce the size of the back opening to combat the gape there.
- The dress to my mind really needed some topstitching - around the armholes and neckline.
- The design is very flared and the Size 8 & 10 pattern pieces didn't seem to fit on a standard width 44" fabric so perhaps slightly reduce the width of the pattern pieces or make sure to use wider fabric.
- The hemline, being very curved, needs some consideration. I'd recommend a narrow hem and used my favourite tutorial on Megan Nielsen's blog for a "rolled hem" using a regular sewing machine here.
Other than those few hiccups, this is a very easy to make, cute (and twirly!) summer dress.