Another day, another dress, right? Right! 🙂 After I made my first Felicity dress and wore it a few times, I couldn’t wait to make another one. I had planned on using a Japanese cotton linen, but that fabric is too stiff for this pattern. Instead I used this airy cotton voile.This is View 2 of the Jennifer Lauren Felicity dress with the gathered skirt. I made this in much the same manner as my first one. My neck and armscye binding is turned under rather than exposed as the pattern suggests. I used rayon seam binding for this dress, which I don’t think I’d recommend for such a lightweight fabric. The binding needs to have more stability than the lightweight rayon binding gives.
My fabric is a red “copacabana” cotton voile that I bought at Harts Fabrics in Santa Cruz (also available online). It has a gal that resembles Chiquita Banana and I felt my pineapple “fakelite” jewelry would go perfect with it.
Voile is one of my favorite fabrics to sew with and this one is no different. It has such a nice silky sheen and a beautiful drape. I opted not to line this dress, which is the first time I’ve made an unlined voile dress. Why didn’t I line it? Laziness perhaps. But also, I wanted to have a very cool summer dress and this one met the requirements.
As I didn’t line this dress, it obviously makes this garment very see-through. I did make a new slip that I had planned wearing with this, but the armscyes are too wide and it shows underneath this dress. I’m wearing a half slip instead as I feel this dress is not opaque enough to wear without something underneath.
I do love this dress immensely and am happy with the end result. Another summer dress crossed off my list!
- Dress: Jennifer Lauren Vintage Felicity dress in red copacabana cotton voile, made by me
- Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens Heart sandals
- Sunglasses: ModCloth
- Belt: Amazon
- Earrings & Pin: Luxulite