Isn't it fun? Fabric-covered buttons also make me giddy. Really and truly. I'm sure you're starting to notice that I use them any chance I get.
The fabric is actually a Ralph Lauren Cotton. It's slightly heavier weight though and I think intended for home dec. I really liked using it though because it gave a little bit of stiffness to the flare of the skirt.
I really enjoy this pattern. It's has princess seams, which I like the fit of much better than plain 'ole darts. It also has a nice flare at the skirt. It's just gathered with basting stitches all the way around and then attached to the bodice. All in all, it feels like a 1950s house dress to me.
The weather was very muggy on the day we took these pictures, so I had my hair in curlers tucked away for the better part of the morning to make sure it didn't fall!
Also, let's pause for a moment to talk about how much I needed a parasol. I mean, right?