When in doubt, assume I'm squinting. Thanks to my excellent timing, all the pictures were taken on the roof at sunset, facing full west. (I know. A master of logistics and planning am I.)
However, the floaty-dress lives! It even survived my dropping a sandwich on it mere minutes before these pictures were taken. The fabric is some sort of synthetic something which absorbs nothing!*
I'm very happy with how the dress turned out, and am thinking this summer will need more full-length, floaty options. The question becomes, out of what fabric -- I'm still technically on a fabric fast (and have been doing rather well - this counts as a double stash bust, for both the dress and the slip) so I need to dig through what I have and see if I can make anything work.
|Slip! With bonus cat, for visual interest
The slip was remarkably simple. I traced out a somewhat fitted tank top and then extended the hip line to my knees. I serged the sides, but otherwise it is unfinished and I always seems to end up rippling my hems, and I wanted this to lay as flat as possible.
I need to fix the straps, as they are self fabric and far to stretchy, but, its stays in place and generally does its job, so for the moment, I am satisfied. (I am thinking more and more of getting a coverstitch machine. I don't currently have space for one.... but someday... someday...)