I'm so glad I can finally share the last summer dress of the season! I made this Amarena Dress last month in anticipation of the new Fall release of Liesl & Co's patterns. I've been waiting impatiently to be able to share it :)
Like many of Liesl & Co's dress patterns, this one is simple to make and wear -- the silhouette is a shift dress but there are also interesting details. I chose to make the short sleeved view, with the cute little shawl collar. There are also two pocket options, a welt pocket and a side seam pocket with a more unusual cutout front. I chose the side seam and I really love the effect.
|This cuff detail is also really cute! |
The alterations I made were just to sew up the neckline one inch higher than the original point, as I am short between shoulder and bust. This is something I alter often as I don't want V-necks too low!
I calculated the length at just above the knee, where I'm comfortable, and am very happy with this cute shift dress. I think this is one I'd make again, especially because there is a long sleeve version that I could see making in a cozy wool or corduroy for fall/winter.
For now I'm enjoying this bright and fun summer version!