This elegant bateau neck sheath dress is simple to sew, with added interest from a fully removable cummerbund style belt which can be made in a matching or contrasting fabric, closing with a single button in back. Version 1 has 3/4 length sleeves, a contrasting belt, and in seam pockets. Version 2 has short sleeves, a matching belt, and no pockets.
Sizes: 4-22 (UK) / 0-18 (US)
A light to medium weight fabric works best for the Peony dress. Use a lightweight fabric if you want your dress to be quite drapey. The skirt will have more structure and stick out a bit with a medium weight fabric. The choice is up to you! Both drapes look good, it’s simply a matter of what you want.
See image for fabric requirements and measurements.