This is one of our most popular dresses, especially for warmer weather, though I like it in winter with long sleeves. It is best described as a shirt-dress with a raised waist, a modified shirt collar and buttons down the bodice. Short sleeves are above elbow length and the skirt is cut less full than most of our simple dresses, giving it a contemporary look. Both long and short sleeves are straight with few or no tucks at the shoulder (depends on how the fabric lays and stretches). The shoulders are a little wider than most of our other dresses and the fit is quite comfortable. You can choose from several options for back ties but we especially like the removable button back ties on this style. It's especially helpful to have your bust and waist measurement when making this dress as the sizing is a bit different from our other patterns. If we have any questions about which size to make we'll be sure to ask ahead of cutting it out. The whole look is a little different from our other dresses and a very nice style. Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".
Our XXL is slightly larger than the ladies size 20 found on the Custom Women page. Available through size 2X. One of the special alterations which works well for plus sizes is to lengthen the bodice 2". If you'd like this, the cost is $3 and you can use the special alteration section to add that.
Please use the Plus Size Chart size chart (see top of page for link) to figure out the best size and give us your measurements if possible.