This elegant bateau-neck sheath dress is simple to sew, with added interest from a fully removable cummerbund style belt which can be made in a matching or contrasting fabric, closing with a single button in back.
Version 1 has 3/4-length sleeves, a contrasting belt, and in-seam pockets. Version 2 has short sleeves, a matching belt, and no pockets.
Skill Level: Beginner
Sizes: 0 - 18
Supplies: All-purpose polyester thread, lightweight fusible interfacing, 22" invisible zipper, one small hook and eye, 3/4" button.
Main Fabric: Crisp, medium-weight fabrics, such as cotton poplin, light suiting, gabardine, cotton pique, silk twill, dupioni. Lightweight fabrics such as silk crepe, rayon, or any lining fabrics can be used for the pockets.