Let’s draft together the pattern of this summer dress.
The ideal fabric is a lightweight one, could be cotton or viscose.
Prepare a basic block with darts and regular ease allowance with matching sleeve.
On both front and back widen the neckline by 1,5-2cm at the shoulder, redraw the back one and draw a front one with a deep V in the center.
Draw the lower yoke line 2-3cm above the waist and the upper yoke line 5-6cm above on the back and side, going to the deepest point of the neckline in center front.
Flare both skirts by 2-3cm.
Trace the front bodice from the new neckline to the upper yoke line.
Draw the slash line for the dart manipulation slanted towards center front.
Cut through the lines, close the shoulder and underbust darts and open their volume in the new cut.
Mark it with notches, on fabric this amount will be absorbed in a gathering.
Get the back bodice from the new neckline to the upper yoke line.
Discard the dart from center back.
Get the two yokes and cut the darts away.
Close the darts and get the new yokes. They will look slightly curved downwards.