I am looking for a fall/winter dress. I want long sleeves and I do not want it to be knit (I am not comfortable sewing with knits yet). I can't believe how many patterns there are out there for short or sleeveless dresses, it is frustrating. I am looking for a classic dress. I have a handmade dress that was picked up second hand and I want something like it (that tells you nothing
). It is long sleeved with cuffs and a button at the cuff, but I would be happy with doing elastic. It has a couple of buttons. Just really basic. It reminds me of the nightgowns I make for my girls (kwik sew 3423). I know the pieces I would need, yokes, collar, sleeves and skirt, but I am not good enough to do it without a pattern. The skirt is gathered a bit at the yoke to give a slight to moderate twirly effect. I would just use the nightgown pattern, but then it would look like, well, a nightgown
Thanks for any help you can give me. I can't believe I can't find a pattern similar to what I have in mind.
ETA: I can take a picture of the dress if you aren't getting what I am saying. It is packed away, but I could dig it out.