Our neighborhood pool opened this past week--that must mean it's summer!
I made this super simple cover-up/casual dress/swanning about outfit using this tutorial by a pair & a spare. She looked so glam in hers--possibly because she was in Greece? I, on the other hand, am in my glamorous backyard getting mosquito bites because it was Memorial Day and Memorial Day means grilling outside, dang it!
Although I found the tutorial to be a little bit confusing (it doesn't say how big around the dress should be, for example, which is fine, but it also doesn't say, like "eyeball it to figure out how big around you want your dress to be" so possibly missing some steps?), once you get what's going on, actually making the dress is the easiest thing ever--just two elasticized rectangles sewn together at center front and back.
I finished the whole thing with french seams: that's two french seams! I am so dedicated to my craft!! I also turned my seams under--I think her tutorial just has you leave a bunch of raw edges?
I feel pretty glamorous in this (admittedly sort of impractical) dress, like I'm headed to the 60s French Riviera in my time machine. Probably I'll just wear it down the street to the pool and back, but maybe I'll be inspired to pack some cocktails and glam it up a bit amongst the sunburnt old ladies and the yelling kids with squirt guns.
ps: i tried it on for my husband and he thought it looked like a pillowcase/pirate shirt. but wouldn't it be so cute (and less pillowcase-y) in a seersucker or a cool print?