Summer is well underway in Canada. We started off the season with a record breaking heat wave that was not fun. So, I’m glad we just have the normal summer heat again!
I thought I’d share these two slip dresses for anyone who’s looking for a fast and easy sewing project.
I made the first slip dress using Simplicity S8890 by Mimi G Style. The fabric is rayon which is perfect for summer- its very light and flowy. Rayon does tend to wrinkle though, so just beware of that if you’re planning to use it. I love this dress! I don’t usually like backless clothes but I will probably just use this for beach days.
It was very easy to sew. If you are a beginner, you could also use the free sewalong on youtube. I’ll include this at the end of this post.
Overall, Iâ€™m happy with how it turned out and wouldnâ€™t change anything major in the pattern. The only thing is that Iâ€™m short and small chested. So, I did cut off an inch from the straps.
The second slip dress I made was the Saltwater Slip by the Friday Pattern Company. It was also very easy. I did not have a free sew long but the instructions were very well written. So, if you’re a beginner, I think you could make this easily. My recommendation- the pattern says woven fabrics but I found that it’s not super comfortable in terms of mobility. So, I’d definitely make it out of something with some stretch next time. I did make it according to my size but the sides (where my hips are) still started to tear! (even with serged seams). So, I’m probably going cut it into a tank top.
Here is the free sew along I mentioned before.
Let me know what you think of these dresses 🙂
Thanks for reading!