This next iteration of my shift dress is self drafted, but is heavily inspired by OOP Vogue 7899. I pretty much took the pocket from this pattern. I bought this pattern when it was released in 2004 and have been meaning to make up a version with this pocket pretty much ever since. The slight differences between the rest of the pattern and my draft is that my dress has a French bust dart and narrower shoulders, and no hem band.
The main fabric is a Nani Iro canvas that I bought from Tessuti. I thought it would be a good weight for a shift dress, but it is possibly a little stiff, which shows up some very minor fitting issues that would not be seen in a different fabric. The contrast bands are a quilting cotton. I liked the colour combo on my sewing table, but am not so sure about it now that I am wearing it.
There was madness in our house this morning, and when I told the kids that I still had to get dressed before we could leave, they groaned....and then they were pleasantly surprised when I skipped down the stairs just 30 seconds later in this dress. It certainly is easy to wear and quick to put on!.