Ok, one last Tampa post before you are inundated with all things Italy and Florence.
This dress was my second dress making success (you can see my first one here). I followed the same pattern, but got a little crazy and added a bell sleeve, which turned out to be a great idea. I also substituted the half pleated, half gathered skirt the pattern called for with a full box-pleat skirt. It doesn't even look like the same dress. It is amazing what you can do with one great pattern.
Like my other dress, I also created this fabric via Spoonflower. I was inspired by this Dolce and Gabbana shift that I LOVE but, obviously, could never afford. It also pairs perfectly with Kate Spade's adorable "Oops a Daisy" clutch and white daisy sunnies.
This dress definitely came to Italy with me and you will be seeing it a lot! I am sad that I won't be able to keep up with my sewing over the summer, but I am sure there will be plenty to keep me busy and lots of European designers to inspire me. I plan on visiting the designer fabric store while in Florence.
Have a great Monday, and I will have a complete update on Florence tomorrow!