Rounding out the last of the patterns I tested for Jalie, I present to you, the Florence! This cute little number is an adorable shirt dress (but can be made into a top as well) and it has POCKETS!

A lot of the details of this dress gets lost in the fabric design, but I can tell you it has a breast pocket and side pockets, buttons up the front, and has a mandarin collar. While it sounds like it might be a complicated sew, I can tell you that this came together very quickly and once again, the collar is perfection. This dress is so easy and breezy to wear, when the weather finally cooperates, I can see getting a lot of use out of it.

As far as the fit goes, this pattern does have a fair amount of ease, so don’t expect a fitted style. If you wanted something that has less ease, I would suggest going down a size or two and definitely select a very lightweight material (this crepe really is perfect).