Like lots of sewists, I’m really good at coming up with last-minute sewing projects that I must make before vacation. Last month, before heading to Michigan for a beach and Janelle Monae trip, I decided I absolutely needed a dress to wear over my copper Sophie swimsuit. I had recently bought a set of pale pink linen/cotton sheets, and because I don’t use the flat sheet (duvets and duvet covers are the life!), I had a big chunk of yardage to use for other things.
I decided to go with another Seamwork Kimmy dress, because my first one was so drapey and soft. The pattern makes such a nice throw-on-and-go dress that has a beachy, summery vibe. I realized while making it that my fabrics basically duplicated the ones used by Seamwork to stitch up their samples!
This time, I followed the instructions more closely for construction, as I wasn’t attempting a reversible version. The insides are finished with a serger at the seams and bias tape at the neckline and arms.
My favorite detail are the small ropes I used for the shoulder gathers, which give it a softly nautical vibe. It made for an excellent beach cover-up!