I've wanted to sew my own clothes for years and years, and slowly but surely my skills are improving. I've tried a few patterns for summer dresses, but this has to be the best ever.
Although the strap thingies in the pattern look great, I found it way easier to just have a halterneck tie-thing on the dress, less fitting to do, and it makes the dress more summery...
I made an underskirt/lining on the skirt-part of the dress. The fabric was cheap synthetic stuff, but turns out to be great when it's hot, and it doesn't get wrinkles.
The pattern I used: McCall's 4444.http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4444.htm?search=m4444&page=1
I've made one in dark blue fabric w/ small flowers as well, and have one more in the making, trying to change the straps to go over the shoulders and cover a regular bra strap, but it's hard to do right for some reason. The type of fabric and coulour/patterns make the dresses look different, so I don't have to feel tooo stupid wearing the same dress all the time