Simplify Your Life is the latest pattern from Louise Cutting. It includes two tops. I made view A in this Hugo Boss cross dye shirting with a contrast facing. Here the top is paired with dark brown My Swing Set pants in pant weight stretch rayon. Considering the fit and shape of this top, I thought it would make a great dress.
|SYL top with MSS Pant and with gored skirt|
I added larger pockets with flaps to give the dress a bit more personality. Recent Diane Von Furstenberg dresses I've tried on at Neiman Marcus have this relaxed fit and I like dresses for the spring and summer. I considered adding a casing with a drawstring but decided that it would not work with the pleat in the front. I also tried some belts with it, but like it best unbelted.
|Detail of fabrics and flap pockets|
|Stars In Heaven Tunic with wide Cowl|
(note pattern is out of print)