I had picked up a pattern and fabric in the States last summer, and made this.
In the states...
Where are you from & where did you visit?
Your dress is lovely, it suits you very well! You are right, the color does look grey
I'm American, but I live in Italy. Italian women do sew, but it's all done very formally and expensively, and I've never been able to figure it all out, so I get things when I go home for the summer. Even though it looks grey, it doesn't keep the vertical stripes from being rather flattering.
That is SUCH a lovely dress. You look really great in it, and it looks really, really well-made, too! What difficulty was the pattern rated at? I bought a Butterick pattern for a top last year ot thereabouts when I was young and stupid, and started making it though that fabric I bought it kind of wacky....Ahem. Anway - what difficulty is it rated at?
It was rated Average, and I'm not super-experienced, but I didn't find it difficult at all. Also, I had my mother (who's amazing) to pin it on me over and over and over. I must have tried it on thirty times, and that's not exaggerating.