This is Simplicity 2777.
I’m making the ankle length version of the top/dress (which I have rather unhelpfully cropped out of the picture), but I’m not entirely certain which size to make. Usually there are actual garments measurements given on the pattern, but there aren’t any on this one.
According to the pattern envelope I should be making a size 18, but it’s such a loose-fitting garment that I think I could easily get away with making a size 14 instead. As long as the top of the dress is a good fit the rest will be fine, but I don’t want to accidentally make it too small under the arms.
Speaking of arms, I’m probably going to make the sleeves a bit smaller as well. I do love ridiculously floaty sleeves, but they’re not terribly practical. I haven’t decided yet whether I want to slim down the entire sleeve, or whether to bring in the fullness by adding some elastic or a little cuff at the wrist.
The fabric’s just a lightweight plain white polycotton, and it’s going to be an underdress. The dress to go over the top is going to be Vogue 8145. I’m making it from a lovely organic cotton pointelle from Near Sea Naturals, which is currently being dyed Burlesque Red, in my washing machine.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will turn into a really pretty outfit without being too “costumey”.