The Socialite Dress pattern by Anna Maria Horner. Made and modeled by Susan.
This is such a fabulously stylish, flattering and easy pattern to make. It has a limited number of pattern pieces, lots of ease and detailed pattern instructions. A customer inquiry kicked off the inspiration to use different fabrics for the yoke and arm facings (you can’t see the arm facings in the photos since they turn to the inside). Both fabrics from the Del Hi collection by Valerie Wells.
The fit is fantastic. Susan pointed out to me how the gathers along the neckline create the bodice dart, allowing for adequate ease through the chest. She chose to make a smaller size for the top and graduated the seam to the next larger size for the bottom. No other changes to the pattern were made.
Happy Summer Sewing!