We've been melting in Chicago today, 100% humidity and temps above 90 degrees. Now, I know, I really shouldn't complain as I know that for some of you, this would be a cooler day, but for us, it's hot! My hair is limp, my strap is about to fall off my shoulder and my necklace is crooked. Such a pretty sight ;) Oh well, I tried!
Anyway....I made this dress some time ago. It's one that I so enjoy wearing during the summer as it takes minimal effort to look nice. Very minimal effort!!! Unless it's really hot and I completely fall apart from the heat of the day!
Five different fabrics were used to create the patchwork skirt. The hem of the skirt is anchored with two fabrics, but three bands.
I used two fabrics for the midriff. They were folded into strips and then woven together.
The bodice is also done in patchwork squares, but much smaller than the squares that I made for the skirt.
The straps were made with three narrow strips of fabric that were braided together.
This was one of those projects that you do just for the love of doing it. I'm sure you have one in your closet too :)