Sew Over It : Doris Dress
The Doris Dress is the perfect summer’s day dress. Feminine and romantic, throw it on and you’ll be set for that picnic in the park, day out at the beach, or hey, even a stint at the office. A truly versatile wardrobe staple, the Doris Dress will keep you looking elegant and put-together no matter what you get up to this season.
Inspired by Lisa’s love of vintage 1950’s fashion and pretty feminine shapes, the Doris Dress is semi-fitted with a flattering scooped neck bodice, bust pleats for delicate shaping and floaty grown-on sleeves. The waist can be left unfitted for warmer days, or cinched in at the back with the attached ties or fixed back belt.
The fluted panelled skirt has two length variations – short and cute above the knee, or an elegant below the knee option. The Doris Dress closes with a concealed zip in the side seam and has an optional buttonhole closure at the centre front. The bodice is finished with facings for a neat finish on the inside.
For Women's UK sizes 6 - 20
woven fabric such as lightweight cotton, rayon, viscose, and crepe.
Version 1 (Below the Knee)
45" fabric : not recommended
55" fabric : 3 1/4 - 3 3/4 yds
Version 2 (Above the Knee)
45" fabric : 3 - 3 1/4 yds
55" fabric : 2 - 2 3/4 yds
1/4 yd lightweight fusible interfacing, 16" invisible zipper, 6-8 buttons