Sunshine yellow seersucker
In the spirit of sunshine, I thought I'd share with you a summery dress I made the other day out of a cute yellow seersucker I found at Goodwill in the fabric section--a couple yards, I think, for $1.99 for the piece! Sometimes you get lucky there.
I thought about what to make out of it and thought about something sweet with puffed sleeves, like this ModCloth number:
Here are some other simple dresses with dressed-up skirts, this one from Anthro:
This from ModCloth:
And then there's the beautiful basics of J.Crew, this one in a textured fabric for interest with the super plain style.
I ended up making the dress in a simple style (I used this pattern (McCall's M5849, again--I use it a lot!)
But I pleated the skirt rather than gather it. I thought I'd put the dress together and finish it, and decide later if it needed embellishment. Here it is plain:
I like it, and I think it does have a simple J.Crew-ey feel, but if I wanted it to go more toward the Anthro side, maybe I should decorate the skirt. What do you think??
I'd love to hear your thoughts, but don't spend too much time on it unless you're on the deck with a laptop--if your early summer weather is as nice as ours is!