I wore my striped version of this dress the other day and got to worrying about the front flying open in the wind. This go round I made a full skirt front and layered it with a partial panel for the faux wrap look.
I love the shoulders. This dress has such a 1970s vibe. I was watching the Brady Bunch over the weekend and thought to myself "Sassy clothes, Brady ladies! I'd wear that if it weren't itchy polyester and the ugliest shade of puke green and orange!"
The fabric is a modal (rayon) knit with spandex making this another dress that feel like pajamas. The hems are all left raw. To stabilize the edges of the neckline and the edge of the faux wrap I used Easy-Knit tape. This stuff says it's supposed to work on curved necklines since it's cut on a bias-- I found the deeper the curve, the more difficult it is to get the Easy-Knit tape to go flat; the bias cut on this tape doesn't create loads of flexibility that I want. However, it works great on straighter edges.
If I make this dress again I think I will just go ahead and re-name my blog Kathy Sews McCall's 6744.