I have long admired Victory Patterns, for their unique designs, but this is the first time that I have made one up. A friend lent me her copy of the Simone Dress, after I admired a gorgeous version that she made for her daughter.
This is a wearable muslin. I don't normally do wearable muslins, but I was out of muslin fabric and I had this cheap Spotlight fabric that I was planning on using for a caftan. I made some changes to the paper pattern before I started. From memory, the changes included lowering the back neck, and using my dress block to adjust the bust darts and yoke shaping to fit. I left off the zipper, but you can see that the back of the dress is not as fitted as it could be.
The slit in the front neck is quite low, so I might raise it a tad next time.
The side view shows the high-low hem. I hacked about 15 cm off the back skirt, because it seemed to hit a spot on my calves that was driving me crazy as I walked around. I didn't shorten the front skirt at all.
I'm not sure if I will make it again or not. That's the trouble with wearable muslins...you end up with a version in not so nice fabric, that may not do the pattern justice, and does not excite you enough to want to make a second version. I think I would like it better in a drapier fabric.