This J Crew dress was my inspiration:
And this is what I ended up with:
Looks like the dress form has been wearing it all day. (It was me! I love this dress.)
Looks like someone had been riding around with the windows down and the sunroof open, oh yeah, I love my new car and my new dress. Good thing my camera takes blurry pics.
Another blurry one (bad camera, I'm dreaming of DSLRs), but I found some gorgeous silk bias trim at Waechter's, hand dyed, and I just looped two pieces together to make the closure. So cute.
I bought the linen at Gail K in Atlanta when I took my recent whirlwind fabric road trip. The pattern is the Origami Blouse from Twinkle Sews, sans origami. Have you seen this book? I turn to it again and again for inspiration and my dream is to work my way through all the tops and dresses (I'm not crazy about any of the skirts except the English Garden skirt.)
Anyway, like I said, I just love this dress and I wore it on several outings this weekend. Perhaps I should have taken photos before I wrinkled it all up. Note to self for next time.