Here's my 2nd take on Simplicity 2847, a Slenderette pattern (just love that name!). I finished it a few weeks ago & have worn it twice--and received lots of comments about people needing a vacation!
Close-ups of the fabric & the pattern are here.
The Roommate thought the fabric was for him when I first pulled it out! I set him straight on that, explaining that it was 4 yards, not 2, so unless we each got matching shirts, I was turning it into a dress. He decided he didn't need another surf-themed shirt.
I also fully-lined this with some 60/40 (poly/cotton) I got on sale at Hancock's. I think I bought 10 yards. I mostly had the lining figured out but got a bit of help from Allison at Bits of Thread.
I am still using up bits of my old hapi coat from Japan; I'm really having trouble giving it up. You'll see to the right that I used it to line the sleeve-cuff, and I also used it for the pocket-lining. I like having those little reminders.
This is a great summer dress. Nice enough that it looks good for teaching or conducting tours at work, but it's very comfortable & has pockets. I also think it's flattering...although I'm not sure I look slender in it! But I can dream.