Polka dot Southport dress

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.

PatternSouthport dress by True Biasmade it once here

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.

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Southport dress

PatternSouthport dress by True Bias, i got it when it was on sale for 25% off

Fabric: Cotton Rayon rope print fabric I bought a year ago from an online fabric shop Indian Beautiful Art for around 24 dollars for 3 yards. I think I almost used the entire 3 yards because this fabric is quite narrow at 41″.

Sizing: 8 which is a 36 bust – 30 waist – 38 hips (I measure 36-30-36)

Construction Notes: Used french seams on the shoulder and side seams, chopped off 4 inches from the skirt’s length (I’m 5’3″), skipped the interfacing and sewed the buttons through both layers for a faux button opening because I was lazy. I followed the sew-along, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow.

The Verdict: I love this dress! I’ve worn it once for dinner with friends and it was comfy and still quite cool for the Singapore weather. I can also eat a lot and just adjust the drawstring haha. I love the slit which lets me move easily but doesn’t expose a lot of skin. I’m making a knee length version of the Southport dress and I hope I will love it as much as this one. Oh and I’m thinking of making a navy rayon challis maxi like Teresa’s because it’s my favourite Southport so far.

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