As a result, I'm trying to dress for the heat with a couple more dresses from the Loes Hinse Tank Dress pattern. It goes together so easily and it's cut so that bra straps don't show.
It's also a great stash buster, especially now that I've modified the dress to knee length. I can cut a dress out of 2 1/3 yards of 44" wide fabric. That's minimal, and I'm able to use cuts of fabric that I've loved collecting but are a little too short to use for other projects. So far, I've used rayon (see this post), a mystery poly/cotton blend,
(These were really quick shots that I took just as it started to rain, so I didn't get them on Ms. Acme as well as I would have liked.)
Although I sew and wear synthetics, I'm avoiding them for now since I'm going for breezy comfort.
Each dress has fit a bit differently, depending on fabric weight and fiber content. The basic style lines also allow details to be changed, eliminating the "cookie cutter" look. My favorite of the three is the yellow one due to the elastic placement and drape of the fabric. In spite of some poly, it's very comfortable to wear. The cotton is a little stiff for this pattern but good quality and looks better on me than on the dress form.
I think I'm going to stop with dresses for now and move on to the tank top portion of this marathon. I can fill in some of the holes in my summer wardrobe while it's still warm enough to wear them.