I initially planned to make a simple sundress with elastic/tie waist, but then had second thoughts. I don't wear sundresses/dresses all that often, and the thought of lining it.... seemed like too much work. Then, this one Anthropologie blouse popped into my head. So totally copied it.
|draped snail tank- anthropologie|
|split back with ruffles|
The dog fabric doesn't drape as nicely as the silk-- it's a little too thick. But I suppose it was more of an exercise in pattern alteration.
I mashed up two Simplicity patterns I had on hand-- one for the neckline, the other for the armscyes and length, and drafted the back as best i could. The neck and armholes are finished with a bias facing.
The blouse is a little shapeless as is. It needs a snap on the back so the "flaps" stay together, otherwise, be worn with a belt.
Pattern: Simplicity 2593 + Simplicity 2406
Fabric: polyester, from Jo-ann
Time: 1 hour (pattern drafting); 3 hours (sewing)