This dress was on my sewing list last summer but I simply ran out of time. The need for a loose cool dress to wear in the Las Vegas heat made me revisit it in the depths of our winter.
The finished dress I love as much as I imagined I would, although I am pleasantly surprised that I love the gathered skirt as much as the straight version. Gathers are a complete departure from my usual style but I feel this style of gathered skirt is quite grown up.
This dress will be equally as useful with a jacket or cardigan in spring in New Zealand although judging by the above photo, not so much on one of our blustery norwest days!