I've been wanting to make this dress for quite some time in a large scale graphic print. I spotted this polyester crepe de chine at Gorgeous Fabrics and fell in love with the large black and white print. I got it while Ann was running a sale and spent $27. I love the fabric! It's the perfect weight- I think I could wear this in Fall, Winter, and Spring. And it will travel well because it's virtually wrinkle free. I've sewed with both silk and polyester crepe de chine now and I think it's one of my favorite fabrics. It feels very luxe but sews up without any fuss.
I love the simplicity of this design. It's just an over sized shirt dress with tie belt but I really think it would flatter just about any body type. The instructions were fine. If you've every made any type of button up shirt then this will be a breeze.
The only change I made was to the length. I ended up shortening it by about 2 inches. It looked a little dowdy before I shortened it.
So I stepped out of my fashion comfort zone when I first wore this out (same day as photo shoot). Apparently bright tights in a contrasting color to your garment are all the rage. I really liked the look on others so gave it a try in these maroon tights. I have to admit, I felt a little silly at times. Not quite sure the look is for me with my shapely legs. Loved the dress with my new boots though! Next time, might go for a more monochromatic look with black or gray tights instead.