One of our top-selling dresses is a relaxed fit ikat midi dress with short kimono sleeves. I wanted to create a new midi style with three-quarter sleeves in a slightly heavier weight fabric.
This new style is sewn from a slubby textured silk linen blend made in Scotland and features curved seam detailing at the bustline.
This style of dress would not be complete without pockets, and I added them at the side seams.
Given the minimal nature of the fabric in this silhouette, the dress makes a great palette for accessorizing, styling, and personalization for year-round wear. For spring, I chose to style it with a statement ceramic textile necklace, polka dot socks for a pop of color and pattern, and my go-to clogs.
What I love most about this fabric are the subtle specks of blue yarn woven in with the overall grey and white.
Visit the Britex blog for my latest article on how to make and sew bias tape using this dress as an example in my tutorial.