So I saw some rose-print curtains in a charity shop and bought them there and then. Well, you would, wouldn't you?! The roses were not too big and not too small.
It's summer. So I knew that a summer dress was the order of the day. It is loosely based on an existing dress that I adore, but I tweaked it here and there. I added a waistband to lengthen the dress somewhat - I seem to have a long body!
And because it's cotton, it's very cool to wear.
I also shortened the shoulder straps because there's nothing worse than having to tame a wayward strap every so often. It was either that or employ paperclips!
But after I was happy with the straps, the front of the dress rode up a bit higher than I liked. So I tamed it with a bit of ruching and a piece of leftover strap. It gives it more shape too.
As I said - gotta love those curtains!