Looking to embrace the beauty of summer with a dress that’s both stylish and comfortable? Look no further than the Roman Holiday dress. This light and airy poplin dress features kimono shoulders and a well-defined waist, making it the ideal addition to your summer wardrobe. The best part? You can easily slip it into your suitcase for your next adventure without hesitation.
To bring this delightful dress to life, you’ll need to draw the pattern according to the dimensions provided in the diagrams. Check the side and shoulder lengths, as well as the neckline and armhole lines by juxtaposing the shoulders. The back of the skirt mirrors the front with a center back seam, and the folds repeat, turning towards the side.
Cut the fabric pieces accordingly: 1 front bodice and 1 front skirt “at the fold,” 2 bodices and 2 back skirts, and 2 pockets. Remember to add 1 cm of seam allowance everywhere, except at the top of the pockets, and 5 cm of hem.
Additionally, cut a strip of fabric measuring 126 x 12 cm for the belt, including a 1 cm seam allowance.
Now, it’s time for the realization phase. Overcast the edges of the fabric pieces, except for the necklines and armholes.
With these simple steps, you’ll be on your way to creating your very own Roman Holiday dress, perfect for summer adventures and casual outings. Stay tuned for more tips and guidance on bringing your creation to life.