|Despite how it might look the dress is sleeve-less. I like to make them without sleeves because then they are cool in the summer and can be paired with short or long sleeves underneath in cooler weather. Today I discovered that I only have one non-black shirt to wear under my black jumper dress--and that shirt was in the wash. I usually wear black undershirts under my other dresses. I am not a big fan of this black-on-black though...so I might have to keep an eye open at the next clothes swap for something with a little color that I can wear under it. The green of the scarf and sweater (last photo) seemed to help though.|
|The deep pockets on this dress are one of it selling points for me.|
|Ready for work! Credit for these photos goes to Matt. I'd tried to take some with the camera's self-timer, but kept cutting my head out of the frame!|
The dress is from Simplicity pattern 2174, altered to keep the neckline high. I keep saying I am going to try one of the suggested necklines, but...well, I don't. What can I say, I like a high neckline and its so easy to sew.