This is truly my most favorite-ist dress currently! I love it.
Looking at the photos - I can honestly say - it's not the most flattering thing I've ever made. But I would quickly follow that - by it's so comfortable, I really, really don't care!
The fabric is a rayon challis bought from Hancock fabrics some years ago. I added a little football shaped sleeve so I could take my cardigan off when I wear this to work.
It was pointed out by a co-worker (and I agree with her) that I could size down with this pattern. I think I made the largest size available. I made no alterations - except maybe length - I honestly can't remember now.
The Southport in rayon is floaty and feels cool and fabulous to wear. It moves without making noise and just seems to float around my body. I feel dressed up and like I made an effort when I put this on. I want to figure out how to wear a sleeveless maxi dress all winter! That being said - I think the short version of this dress as designed (without sleeves) would be fabulous as a jumper over a button up, with tights and boots for Winter. Wonder if I'll have time to get to that.