True Bias Southport Dress

True Bias Southport Dress

Summer is in full swing here in Texas. Time for some sun dresses!

This is theĀ Southport Dress by True Bias Patterns. I’m a little late on the Southport bandwagon but I’m so glad I hopped on. This is a great little dress!

I made the short version without any major changes.

This cotton stripe chambray came from a swap and was leftover from my Oceanside shorts.

True Bias Southport Dress

I liked the stripe so much that I chose to do bias binding on the arms and neckline rather than using the bias as a facing as the pattern calls for.

True Bias Southport Dress

The white buttons are vintage. I believe they’re some kind of carved stone. They’re too heavy to be shells, I think.

True Bias Southport Dress

The drawstring is just some cotton cording and I added two silver-colored metal stoppers from my stash to the ends.

True Bias Soutport Dress

I blinded hemmed the dress by hand and finished the seams with a zig zag stitch.

True Bias Southport Dress

My favorite little featuresĀ are the stitched tacks at the top and bottom of each pocket along the side seams. They help keep the pockets sitting forward rather than being pushed toward the back of the dress or getting bunched up along on your sides. It’s a nice touch that adds some value to the pattern design.

True Bias Southport Dress

Fair warning, you’re probably gonna see this hat around a lot on the blog this summer. I am a convert to Church of Hat. It’s great for keeping the hot Texas sun off your face. Hats are highly underrated and I intend to get as much use out my hats as I can. Yay hats!

  • katherine.peter

    Cute dress!

  • Caroline Joynson

    This looks gorgeous on you and accessorised beautifully with your new fabulous hat!
    I just made a new Bonnell Dress which I’m really happy with x Thanks for the pattern (I tested it for you in 2015).

  • Caitlyn Myers

    Your dress looks super comfortable for hot weather, and that’s too awesome a hat *not* to wear it all the time!

  • Lia

    Haha – I’m reading your blog backwards (that is, most recent post followed by second-most, etc.), so now that I get here I realize you did not need me to confirm that your hat is excellent. You are very right about that. Also, that fabric is beautiful. I love linen and linen-look but I can never seem to find the right stripe!