It might be hot and sticky but what better weather for a sundress!
Butterick 6674, a fairly new release. The sundress has a scoop neckline, princess seams (with separate pieces for A/B, C, and D cups), a flared skirt, button front, optional patch pockets, and a lined tote bag.
In this case I'm glad I did. I didn't overfit the waist so it's very comfortable, and the narrow self-fabric tie belt is a nice little accent. In fact, I think this design makes me appear to have a waist!
The fabric is a lovely cotton/lycra border print I purchased in August 2018, at SR Harris in Burnsville, MN. Long before I knew we'd be moving to east Texas! I cut the dress out on the cross grain as I didn't want that solid block of white in the dress.
Ok, back to the dress. There are no facings as the armholes and neckline are finished with bias binding. Do yourself a favor and make your own. It's so simple to make. When I only need a small amount, like with this pattern, I use the little hand tools and my iron. Larger amounts I use the Simplicity bias tape maker machine (that I was fortunate enough to find for $19.99 at a Tuesday Morning a few years ago.)
So why is it that my test buttonhole is almost perfect and my machine acts up on the first buttonhole I sewed on the dress!?! Grrrrr. Fortunately, I always do my first buttonhole at the bottom edge just in case something like this does happen.
The dress truly is an easy sew and if you're looking to squeeze in one last sundress of the season I'd recommend this pattern!