I made this dress a few weeks ago and am finally getting around to sharing it. I made it from some old fabric I bought at a thrift store about 6 years ago. I don’t usually wear orange, but I like the print and it felt like it was screaming to be a dress of some sort.
I was going for the Heather Ross Mendocino Sundress, but I knew that I wouldn’t like the shirring all the way around (causing the very unflattering uni-boob). I know this because I tried a store made version of this sundress and didn’t like it. SouleMama talks about this problem here. So I made some modifications that I was hoping would help. I think it did.
Instead of shirring all the way around, I did about 4 rows all the way around, then back and forth down the back another 12 rows, then all the way around again for another 4 rows. I also shirred the straps so they would be stretchy and stay in place better, which they do.
Next I want to make this really cute top.