Here is my version of Simplicity 2497, but as a daytime version. It is much more relaxed.
Living in a humid climate there is often days when you just don't want the feel of a tight fitting dress. So I decided to redesign this dress in a much more relaxed manor. By eliminating the waistband the dress now falls gracefully and doesn't cling to every little bump on the body. Though in saying that, it does still have shape.
The lining is attached to the side seam via the zipper, and also attached at the back vent. Yes, a vent was included in this dress. They are just so easy to do, and gives a garment a little edge. I eliminated the side slits as sometimes these look a little tacky in those over 30 or so. Its all about the age.....
Overall a very comfortable dress that can be jazzed up with a belt and heels. What more could I want?????