In a last hurrah for summer I decided I needed a sleeveless LBD. I wanted something that I could wear to work or casually, that I could layer for winter, and it had to be quick to make.
I've found myself pinning this neckline a lot recently, so using Simplicity 2584 was an easy choice. I've also made it before so I knew I could leave out the zip and still slip the dress on easily. The only change I made this time was to raise the neckline split 2 inches.
The great thing about this dress is that everything came from stash. I've used a heavy metro linen from Spotlight (bought to make Wade some shorts) and lined it with a silk habotai. I love the lining, it's colour that I'm drawn to but it doesn't look good on me, this way I get my colour fix and it feels very luxe.
I thought this was a great fit until I saw the photos with the drag lines everywhere! It looks like that back seam could use another press too. Oh well, it was just beautiful to wear on the last hot day of summer and it got the thumbs up from all three of my daughters. I think I also went a little too short for the office, but I figure it'll be fine over tights in winter :)
With the cool autumn weather hitting Melbourne I've started thinking about winter sewing - I have big plans but I know that I need to pare them down because I just can't sew everything I want to! Do you have sewing plans for the new season?