Silk Coram Dress with Elasticated Waist

Silk Coram Dress with Elasticated Waist

This content was originally written for Indiesew and has been adapted for this blog. It was originally published on June 3, 2018.

UPDATE: The Coram Top and Dress will be getting a new size range in May 2021!

Today, I'm showing you a silk Coram Dress that I've been dreaming up for a while now. The first time I sewed the Coram Dress, I made a simple waist tie to give the silhouette some shape. But this time, I wanted to add an elastic waist for added comfort and ease. I love the result.

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For this version, I sized down due to a slight amount of stretch in this silk crepe fabric. The fit feels great through the shoulders and bust, with lots of ease through the waist and hips.

Because the Coram is a relatively basic design, you can elevate the look with a fun floral print. This silk crepe fabric has a floral motif that I love. Instead of the neck band, I use bias tape for this neckline and the result feels really clean.

This is such an easy dress to throw on in the summer with some clogs or sandals. Because it's silk, it's super breathable and the wrinkles fall out of it easily. I can see lots of wear of this dress in the future!

If you haven't yet, grab your copy of the Coram Top and Dress sewing pattern. It's a great beginner-friendly sewing project!