Added Aug 7, 2010
After my last tropical vacation, I realized that I was missing a “beach-coverup-dress” — something cool and airy enough to wear to the beach, yet dress-like enough to go shopping or to lunch afterwards, without having to change. Unfortunately, I made this dress AFTER returning from a vacation, with no upcoming trip to the tropics in the near future. So, for now, I am wearing this dress when I am out and about running errands. The print is slightly obnoxious to wear in non-tropical-vacation setting, but I got over it.
I liked this dress pattern at first sight, and actually made it in a shirting fabric as well (much more suited for summer in the city) — I’ll post some pictures when I get around to taking them. The only change I made to the pattern was to omit the pockets, because I was dead-set on making french seams on the sides, which doesn’t easily work with in-seam pockets.
P.S. it so looks like the model photo in Burda magazine, it’s weird: http://www.burdafashion.com/content/viewer.jsp?imagePath=/images/repos/1/000/001/782/000001782286
Cotton lawn purchased from DenverFabrics.com
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