Well, I've finished sewing the shift dress I mentioned in my previous post and have to say that I'm really pleased with how its turned out.
I used a 'Vogue: Very Easy' shift pattern from the 1970s and it was true to its word, being extremely simple to construct and with only seven pieces to cut out and sew.
The dress' plus points are two big patch pockets, the large scooped neckline, short sleeves and well-placed darts, which give it a bit of shape. The only drawback is the back of the neck doesn't fit as close as I'd like it to, but that's not a big problem really.
I can see myself re-visiting this pattern again soon as this could well be a wardrobe staple from summer through to autumn. Now, what fabric should I use next?.......