Last week while on my lunch break I browsed at The Loft and came across a simple black dress that caught my fancy. A day or two later while on break, a young lady that I chat with every once in a while had on a black shift dress and I called her out on it - I told her that dress looked fabulous on her. She stated she'd purchased it at The Loft and knew I had to have one. I also realized I did not own a black dress, and for that matter have not worn a black dress in years.... sheesh I think a decade is more like it.
I wanted a dress that I could just put on and go without too much fuss, but have that polished look. I searched through my patterns for something similar to the Inspiration dress and came across New Look 6863, noting that I'd purchased the pattern for my daughter. The pattern size is from 6 - 16 and figured I could do the size 14, but then noticed the garment bust measurement for a size 6 is 40-1/2"... I had to grab my specs to make sure I was reading right. Sure 'nuff the number was right. Then I checked PR and it was reviewed once and noted that the dress has a lot of ease.