Posted 28 June, 10on:
This dress is a combination of the Flamboyant dress (02/10 #20) and the Rose t-shirt (02/07 #5) from Ottobre Woman.
The Flamboyant dress is lovely, but a tad bare for school. I took the neckline from the Rose t-shirt and made it wider. That was added to the Flamboyant dress. I removed the gathers from the neckline, but left lots of width in the skirt. A dress like this needs a good amount of swishyness in the skirt. To avoid the muu muu look, a casing for wide elastic was added just under the bust line. Pockets were added because I love pockets, a.k.a Crackberry pouches. The fabric is a silky blend from JoAnn Fabrics. Initially, I thought the print was too big for me, but C convinced me to get it. He absolutely right. I love this dress. It is cool and comfortable, but still pretty enough to wear to school or dinner. There is a very good chance I will make this dress again.
Because it is difficult to see the details with the busy print, here is a close up of the neckline: