I made the dress with the ruffles option with a color blocked back and with short sleeves. This time it took some time to find the fabric that was a nice combination for this dress. I found my fabric, but then saw that I did not have enough fabric, so I had to be creative this time. Instead of cutting the skirt piece on the fold I cut too pieces (and added seam allowance) and sewed the two pieces together, can you tell in the pictures?
The dress can give a different look with different types of fabric. I prefer a modern feel for either the dress or the fabric, so I picked out a fabric with geometric stripes. Most testers used a vintage type of fabric, which gives the dress a totally different feel. The fabric for the skirt is not a thin cotton type of fabric but is a cotton sateen, which does not mean much to me, but it is a heavier type of cotton, which makes the skirt stand out a bit. I really like the look of the skirt. It is for sale through Sunday!
Fabric: the fabric with the animals on it comes from Tis Lifestyle. I already made a sleeping bag of this fabric (see below) one of many that I have made.
The orange fabric with geometric strips is orange tatimi stripes by Michael Miller fabric that I bought at modes4u, almost 3,5 years ago.
Pattern: Petit Four Dress by Duchess and Hare