You guys, I was so excited to be a tester for the Sewaholic Saltspring Dress. I volunteered to test after knowing that the pattern would be a dress, because I actually need more dresses! Many sewers have the opposite problem, making more dresses than they could possibly wear but this is not my issue. I'm a separates kind of girl. The design is smart, laid back and its simplicity is great for showcasing a nice print. In-seam pockets are always a bonus, too!
This photo is definitely at a weird angle, but the dress blouses a bit more than this and lays really nicely at the neckline. I also just realized that I took these so long
ago that those flowers behind me have since bloomed, been pruned and are
starting to pop up again! I've been enjoying wearing this dress for two months now and think it will transition well into the fall, too.
Yep, I was one of those testy testers (hopefully not really) that "wondered" what the dress would look like without a zipper, except I actually just left it out. There is honestly no need for it in this dress, which makes it super fast to sew. I also lined the skirt (and bodice) with a soft cotton/modal knit so it feels like pajamas. Comfort-wise, you really can't go wrong with a knit lining!
fashion fabric: After searching high and low for this Anna Maria Horner rayon challis, I found it on QuiltHome.com
lining: Cotton/modal blend found at Joann! Impressed.