I loved my first Southport dress so much that of course I had to make another one. This time, I used View A and got rid of the bodice’s button placket. I got the fabric from Miss Matatabi’s clearance sale, it’s a buttery soft cotton rayon and I enjoyed sewing it – it was drapey but not slippery. I’ve already sewn the darts when I realized I forgot to staystitch the neckline and armholes, oops. So yes, sadly, one side of the neckline has been stretched a bit. I hoped ironing it with lots of steam would fix it but I can still see a little bit of the neckline is sticking outwards.
Fabric: Super soft and perfect for summer Cotton Rayon polka dot fabric from Miss Matatabi, it’s 52% cotton, 48% rayon lawn. I bought 2 meters for only 20sgd and I almost used it all.
Sizing: 8 which is a 36 bust – 30 waist – 38 hips (I measure 36-30-36)
Construction Notes: Used french seams, removed the button placket. Again, I followed the sew-along, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow.
The Verdict: It’s a little big I think, most likely because the fabric is very drapey. If I ever make it again in a drapey fabric, I think I’ll size down and use size 6. I still love it and it is quite versatile – worn it once for dinner and as a coverup at the beach during our last holiday in Hua Hin, Thailand.