Hot! MTL: Choose a Tropic Dress

Original Inspiration



  • If you don't the ruffles at the bottom of the dress, taper the front skirt ruffle to the bottom of the hem
  • You should be able to use snaps to secure the wrap part of the dress in place. Finish with a store-bought belt. Or, perhaps make the ties in a contrasting color.




Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. OOOO…. I really like this dress.

  2. Clarissa Henderson

    I’ve made this pattern. My one recommendation: make a full dress muslin. The skirt portion runs very slim. I ended up making this into a shirt, just so I could salvage the material. I would like to make this again in the future, but plan on altering the skirt portion quite a bit.