Then I spotted some polka dot fabric that I just knew would work well with it. Blue has always been my favourite colour so that also helped.
So I made the dress.
I don't use patterns very often as they don't always tell me what I want to know. I tend to sew the way that I cook - 'let's see what happens if I do this...' so to actually try to follow somebody else's instructions tend to be an interesting experience to say the least.
I also tend to use the 'visualise it first and then sew' method. The more I sew, the more I know!
It formed the basis for my outfit for my first proper stall last night - more to come...