This may be the best summer dress I've ever made. Seriously. I need to take a moment to pay myself on the back for this. I combined a total of 4 patterns to get the look I wanted. I know this looks like a really basic t-shirt maxi dress - and it is - but I wanted it to flow a certain way and have certain features.
I used the Renfrew top for the neckline, the Laurel dress for the bodice, the Anna dress for the sleeves, and vintage Simplicity 7341 for the skirt. I wish I had taken a picture when I was cutting this out! I had previously merged the Laurel dress and Anna dress neckline and sleeves into a new pattern and I laid this over the skirt portion of the Simplicity pattern. Then I folded back the Anna v-neckline and laid the Renfrew over that. It may have been unnecessarily complicated but it made me feel like a sewing rock star!
I added an elastic waistband and can wear it with or without a belt. Of course, if I have a chance to wear a pink bow belt, I will. And my stripe matching? Pretty good in my book!