Since my current project is taking forever to get finished, let me show you one of the dresses I made a few months ago for spring. Every girl needs a shirtdress in her closet, right?
Oh no, could it be? Not another puff sleeve! I told you I'm currently in love with them. In this photo you can really see the fabric better. It's a cotton with some texture but not a seersucker. I thought it would really show off the design of this dress with the horizontal yokes and sleeve bands. However, the stripe is a bit small. Oh, and DH calls it my "candy-striper" dress. Men!
I am also not extremely fond of tie belts. I starched the ends of this one but it still looks a little limp to me. I actually bought a red belt to go with it, but because of the button placement, I don't like the way it looks. I love the red belt, though, and was glad for an excuse to buy one. Here's a picture of the back:
Conclusion: It's an OK dress, but really not my favorite. A bit plain for my taste. It might have really popped with a bigger stripe. I think I really liked it because the picture of it is done in a yellow stripe. I LOVE yellow! See the girl in the yellow - dress A? Doesn't she look cute and hip? I think this is one of those rare occasions when the picture on the pattern outshines the finished product.