This dress is super flattering and easy to wear. DJ's dress is made with Amy Butler cotton quilting fabrics - Lotus Morning Glory in Linen for the main fabric and Lotus Full Moon Polka Dot in Cherry for the contrasting fabric in the ruffle and tie. It has a hidden side zipper and can be made with or without the waist tie. The dress allows for many variations - short hem ruffle, long hem ruffle, plain hem band; ruffle or tie or band at the empire waist; ruffle or plain sleeve band. You can play around with contrasting fabrics or leave it simple . . . . so many possibilities!
The pattern can also be made to tunic/blouse length with the same range of variations. Here are a couple of examples:
This was made with red Kona fabric from Hancock's and Heather Bailey Popgarden Zag Stripe in Turquoise, leftover from another project. This next tunic was made with fabric I found on the clearance table at Hancock's:
These pieces are great examples of why I love Kay Whitt's patterns so much - simple, versatile, and stylish with plenty of room to bring your creativity to the process.