One favourite spotty seersucker fabric, two colourways. You can't tell from my horrible photography (in my defence: iphone, bad lighting) but the pink is an incredibly vibrant colour and has little orange spots. I've used the green fabric before, when I made this ice-cream dress (which, sadly, R grew out of far too quickly) and couldn't resist buying the pink one when I found it on sale. The fabric is so light and breezy, just perfect for today's hot weather.
Both dresses are from Happy Homemade vol. 2. I tried using a ribbon for the neck of the green dress, as per instructions, but it didn't look great and I thought it would cut into R's shoulders and be uncomfortable. I was also concerned that putting on the dress would require readjustment of the gathered neckline every time, whereas something more elastic would mean it could be taken on and off with ease. So I replaced the ribbon with some very stretchy jersey, which looks much better, feels nice and soft and makes dressing and undressing less complicated. The dress is - as described in the book - voluminous, with a nice twirl to it. And it's very easy to make.
The pink dress, while pretty, is not such a great fit as the neck is too large. It's a lovely simple style that is totally wearable, but the constant slipping off the shoulder annoys me a bit. I like the unusual bodice shape (which is difficult to see in these photos) but wonder if I should have accentuated this in some way so it would stand out...? Still, R loves the colour, and the dress is great for wearing on a hot day. I'm sure it will be a perfectly fitting tunic in a year or two!