This one was whipped up in the week before we went on our January holiday and has been in high rotation ever since.
I realised I'd posted my copy of the pattern off to Ute in a fit of Sewbossy-ness (and I'm still waiting to see her version - drumming fingers impatiently). But since this is my third dress (dresses 1& 2 and top/skirt) I used my previously traced pattern and didn't need the instructions after all.
Who knows what the fabric is, but it has a soft, slightly brushed feel, drapes like a tencel, and has a fine diagonal weave like a twill. Can we call it a brushed Tencel twill? Oh, and it was crazy cheap. I bought two metres for $7 from Clearit, so this is about a $5 dress! It's also just about my favourite colour.
I decided since this version was a solid colour I'd throw on some big patch pockets. Only they didn't turn out quite as big and statement-y as I'd imagined. I used the pocket pattern piece for the skirt, but of course, the skirt has a big inverted box pleat down the middle and so the pockets seem to take up most of the sides of the skirt. The dress, with nothing happening in the middle below the waist, could have done with the pockets being at least an inch wider.
I had just dropped the kids off at school by bike on a crazy humid, muggy morning, and I can't think of anything better to wear on such a day. But when it gets cooler, I'm thinking a denim or wool version of the skirt to wear with tights will be good.
See what I mean? B6182 has put itself back on the sewing list again!