Derby Dress Sewing Pattern --- Christine Haynes
The Derby Dress (as seen in the June/July 2013 issue of ThreadsMagazine) is a fun swingy a-line sundress. Both versions pull on, feature princess seams in the front, and have four panels in the back.
View A has a contrast Peter Pan collar, straps at the neck, and a gathered ruffle at the hem that hits above the knee.
View B has a bias-cut gathered ruffle at the neck, a tie belt at the waist, and hits just above the knee. The pattern is sized from 0-18.
Clearly written and fully illustrated instructions and tissue paper pattern are printed and enclosed in a plastic sleeve.
This pattern's difficulty is rated at "two spools" which is perfect for an advanced beginner sewer!