The Jorna Dress is yet another pattern I've been meaning to try out for the past year, and just recently got around to making. I bought it as part of the 3rd Perfect Pattern Parcel collection (I'm slowing sewing through all the patterns).
The pattern is a pretty quick sew with only the front, back, and lining pieces to put together. The armholes are finished off by using what I think is called the "burrito method", which was fun.
I love the simple body skimming shape of the dress that flares out in a flattering skirt. I made the dress version but I trimmed off nearly 4 inches to the bottom and left it unhemmed. A change I intend to make in the future is to make the armholes slightly smaller.
This dress takes a whole lot of knit! I really love this knit I used from JoAnn Fabrics. I've been eyeing it all season and finally went for it with a coupon. The next Jorna I have in line to make will likely be the tank version, which still requires quite a bit of fabric for the flared bottom. However the flared bottom is what makes this pattern special.
Anyway, if you're looking for a no-fuss sew and a comfy summer knit dress, this is definitely the pattern for you!