I don't-want-to-sew-my-drapes-itis. How sad is that? It's just a lot more gratifying to spend a few hours and have a new dress that will fit for a few months than to spend more hours and have drapes that will last. . . forever. . .hmmm. Maybe a better term would be instant-gratification-itis.
This is my second version of the Oliver + S Popover dress, made from some superbuzzy fabric my sister gave me for my birthday (thanks Nelson!) I always love diagonal prints on the bolt, but then when they arrive I can't handle the assymetry of the look, so I chevroned this one, which was HARD. The print is not exactly at a 45 degree angle, which means I had one panel cut with the grain and 3 cut all wonkified.
But the dress actually hangs pretty well, which really surprised me. I did add a ruffle to the front because the dots were a little dizzying. When you combined the dizzying dots with a frequently twirling girl it was too much. I suppose the twirling means she likes it, though :)