The Sew Over It 1940's Tea Dress was next on my list!
This tea dress is so lovely, I might drink tea despite the heat.
I love the vintage style! The sleeves and cuffs are very flattering. The crisp cotton lawn I used is very light and floaty so the skirt hangs just right. The bosom is over-emphasized with the gathers, but whatever, if you've got way too much of it, flaunt it anyways, right? I hope so.
Fabric: Liberty of London stretch cotton, navy cotton voile cuffs.
Size & Cut: Bodice size 14 with 1.5" FBA, 16 waist and graded out to 18 at the hips.
Five inches added to the skirt length. All seams are french seamed, had to take in an extra inch on both sides zipper seams... the whole back was too big... and the FBA could with be smaller, or pulled tighter. It could be the styling, the gathers do puff out a little on the sides. Maybe the gathers should be pulled more toward the center... But I'm going to wear this dress all the time anyways. I love it!
I plan to make more versions of this dress, hopefully I can find a nice swingy wool blend!