Continuing with our Champagne Field Dress variations, today we have a flirty and fun ultra mini version. We can't even really call this a hack because it is so simple! Making a few small tweaks to the proportions of this dress pattern really changes the overall look and feel - less prairie, more 1970's Paris in the summer vibes.
We used view A of the pattern and left off the bottom tier so that it is very short and highlights the A-line shape of the drafting. Eliminating the bottom ruffle creates a totally new silhouette. You can always add a few inches if you prefer a bit more length.
For the sleeves we used the puff sleeve option and inserted the elastic through a channel about 1" from the hem, instead of right at the bottom of the hem as the pattern instructions call for. This extra small detail adds a romantic shape to the sleeve.
The square neckline is also included as an option in the pattern. This shape is super flattering and highlights the gathering on the dress.
These three subtle styling changes to the pattern really pack a big punch. We are into this 70's babydoll Bridget Bardot inspired look for those piping hot summer days we have here in LA. Easy, put together and so cool. Pair this dress with some fisherman sandals or perhaps an Venetian maryjane to really lean into the styling.
This Champagne Field Dress was sewn in our Tan Cabin Plaid linen.
We can't wait to see what you make!