Eta- sorry for the smirky expression, I took this photo at 6 am this morning! I was tired!
I made this for my best pal's PHD graduation. It's made of aqua blue twill with a contrast of a brown and blue print. Since the contrast fabric was a light cotton, I held it together with the twill as an underlining. It seems to work well! The dress is all lined or faced with self bias tape. The pattern is Simplicity 3875, a pattern I used last year to make a black dress. You can see how different it looks with another fabric!
With the bit of contrast I had left, I made a headband! It's really comfy with some elastic in the back.
I rarely use two fabrics in the same dress, and never have I used a print and a solid like this. I was super nervous that it would look weird but I think it looks ok!
Next I used some 1.00 a yard chiffon to make a super quick, ruffled neckline blouse. I have been admiring Japanese blouses like this at yesstyle.com and decided to make my own. It didn't take long at all, and I'm happy with the result!