This is the second time I've made this dress. The first was back in July of 2010, almost exactly 2 years ago. I loved that version and wanted to make it again. What could be easier than whipping up an easy dress that you've already made before?
I made view C again, the longer version with no sleeves.
I used this cute quilting cotton with a pink and orange stylized floral print. There is some metallic gold in there, too. I think I bought this at Jo-Ann's and I've been hoarding it for probably a good five years. Recently I've felt the urge to just cut into some of the fabrics I've been "saving for something special."
Pink and orange is one of my favorite color combos. I wore this dress to work yesterday topped off with this little orange ruffled cardigan. Yeah, it's a lot of orange, but I didn't care.
This is the perfect dress for the brutal heat we've been having. The cotton fabric is crisp and comfortable, and the fit of the dress is loose, but not baggy. I love having no sleeves, and it's very easy to add a little cardigan to stay comfortable in my cool office.
I might even make this again. I have a sweet seersucker plaid pulled out and I keep thinking how awesome it would be to have a little plaid shift to run around in for the rest of the summer.
Now I'm off to find a popsicle. Did I mention it's hot outside?