I've been noticing chambray dresses here and there on the internet and suddenly I had a burning desire for one. I chose Simplicity 2246 as the picture looked pretty much exactly like the dress I wanted in style and fabric. Yep, zero creativity for this one!
This dress was straightforward to sew. I made size 12, one size below my measurements, and it's a good fit apart from the shoulders being just a tiny bit tight across the back when I put my arms forward.
I only had just enough fabric so the sleeves had to be elbow length and I had to leave off the collar. As it turned out, I quite like the simplicity of the collar stand without the collar and I'm happy with the sleeve length. The button panel and hems are topstitched with white thread.
I love the chambray and I'm always a fan of shirt dresses. It's funny how this fabric was so 'out' that it languished in the cupboard for years and now I just wish I had a bit more to make something else!