Pattern Review Simplicity 2406 view B
Black Stripe Shirting
Prewash: Cold water/perma press; Dry on perma press cycle
Alterations: This dress is a basic rectangle so not much fitting is involved. I did need to do a small FBA by adding 1/2″ to the width and 1″ to the length.
Construction Details: The instructions are good but pay attention to how the sleeves are put together.
I did make a few changes.
I cut the dress on the cross grain so the stripes would be vertical.
I shortened the back slit to 7″.
I added a lining. The lining doubled as interfacing for the neck facings.
I trimmed 1/8″ from the hem of the lining. This causes the lining to roll to the inside.
I didn’t make the fabric belt.
Conclusion: This is an easy to sew and easy to fit dress. The sleeves are the details that add that “punch of style!” This would look great in this knit.