Well the red dress is finished and it is now dark, so the photo is a pretty bad flash hanger shot.
Usual pattern, only with the sleeves to just below the elbow. This is so the dress can be worn with a particular RTW jacket (white/red/black linen with 3/4 sleeves) and I want the sleeves not to show beyond the jacket.
Flared A line skirt cut to just below mid calf, so definitely work appropriate in the summer.
A note on skirt lengths.
I have quite chunky calves and have concluded that in the winter my best look is a hem stopping just below the knee worn with dark opaque hose and often knee high boots.
In the summer it is better to have the skirts much longer - below mid calf, and wear with sandals and no leg covering.
So accordingly my knit dresses for winter have a cowl neck, long sleeves and a knee length hem, but for summer 3/4 or short sleeves, and scoop neckline and a much longer skirt.
I'm planning on shortening sleeves or hems and/or adding collars etc to match these paramenters now I have worked out this is my best look as not all the dresses I have made in the past get worn.