I wasn't really planning on making it again, but this was one of those instances where the fabric had its own ideas. I had originally planned to use this fabric to make the Threads Shirtdress, but it told me it wanted to be something a little bit more mod, so here you go. You really can't argue when the fabric speaks. I love this fabric, by the way. It makes me think of sliced kiwi. It came from Hancock Fabrics and it's a quilting cotton type fabric. The black is Kona cotton.
I made a straight size sixteen with the D-cup front pieces. I moved the bust dart up 1/4 inch, but I didn't make any other changes until the dress was mostly put together and then I took an extra 1/8 inch out of each side seam at the waist and an extra 1/4 inch out of the side back seams at the waist. I probably could have even gone down to a 14, but I wanted this to be loose, cool, and comfortable. I decided not to line this dress. I lined the first one and when I lost weight it seemed like too much trouble to take the lining apart to alter it. Not this time. If my weight fluctuates, I will be able to make adjustments easily. I did, however, serge everything inside except the armhole seams which I zig-zagged. (The armholes are too small to try and maneuver them through the serger.)
I still haven't had a chance to get more buttons for S2996, so it still is not finished. But remember way back when I started Summertime Pink and I said I actually started two smocking projects? It's time to get back to work on project #2. The Princess says I haven't been sewing for her enough lately so I thought I'd get to work on a new dress for her. Stay tuned for a new smocked dress coming soon!