I really love this fabric. It's a soft and drapey rayon challis, doesn't wrinkle too much, and the color is such an intense cobalt blue! The print sort of imitates tie dye, but it looks a lot like ripply water to me. Not shallow water, but dark and mysterious, which is even better.
I wanted a very simple, floaty dress and used pattern 122 from the July 2011 issue of Burdastyle.
I skipped the waistline casing so I can wear it unbelted if I choose. It feels weightless in the heat.
|Dark Waters in the trees|
The neckline is finished with purchased synthetic bias tape and a pretty little button. I also used the bias tape for the button loop and as piping for the shoulder detail. I took this detail shot after wearing it all day.
Here's another shot of it unbelted. It's so comfortable this way :)
And here's another blue Summer dress: 70s Maxi dress