First off, Dresses are so much easier than coats!
I cut the dress out of a modified pattern of the coat. Yes, the same but not the same.
I bought in the ease and lengthen the bottom to become a skirt. I love the feel of the material swishing around my ankles so I made it a maxi.
The dress is made of 55% Hemp and 45% organic cotton so it is a keeper. As this is hemp I have taken upon myself not to finish the seams in any way as hemp has a tendency to just act like Velcro when washed a few times at the raw edges. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that whole dress doesn’t fall apart meantime. If the raw edges do begin to deteriorate I will do a Hong Kong finish. Only time will tell.
Start to finish 3hrs for the dress and 35hrs for the coat. Dresses are so much easier!