Those of you who sew probably know that Liesl (of Oliver & S.) has designed a pattern line for Simplicity called Lisette. I couldn't wait to get my hands on these patterns, as I know they would have great details and a modern fit. Of course, they do!
This is Simplicity 2246, the Traveler dress, made out of a luxury shirting from Fabric Depot here in Portland.
I love sewing with shirting material. It does exactly what you want it to, is both crisp and soft, and washes really well. I knew from the time I made Jocelyn's shirt that I'd be back in the shirting section of the fabric store over and over again.
I didn't make any pattern modifications, except to disregard the button on the collar, knowing I would never close it. I cut a size 14, and though I think I could handle going down a size, I like this slightly looser fit. Mr. Jones likes it, too. He tells me I look like a nurse, but "in a good way". Hence this face:
The Traveler dress will be great this Summer. I can't wait to wear it on my already-booked July vacation! I just have to sew the rest of my wardrobe, and I've got a few more Lisette patterns in the works.
P.S. Only a few more days to enter the Oliver & S. "Little Things to Sew" giveaway here. Good luck!