ponte knit dress I sewed from the same pattern.
|Detail of fabric and buttons|
Cap sleeve dresses and tops are the go-to style for me and a lot of other women of a certain age. The cap sleeve covers your arm, and imparts a sophistication you don't get with sleeveless. My favorite cap sleeve patterns include the Loes Hinse Princess Tank and Dress, the OOP McCalls 5701 dress and the shell from Louise Cutting's Pure and Simple pattern.
I cut out and sewed up this chic casual cap sleeve sheath using the shell from the Pure and Simple Coat and Shell pattern. I really like the shell so I wondered how it would work as a dress under the coat since I planned an ensemble for this fall using some interesting silk fabric from Calvin Klein workrooms.