And holy crap, we're through the first week of April already! That means June is nearing and that means I've got some dresses to make. This is where you come in, dear reader(s).
Here's the situation. The hospital fundraiser is in June and the theme is some sort of tropical paradise (we dream big in Chicago - warm, tropical weather in June can be a bit of a stretch). Anyhoo, I tend to dress the part for these types of events. That's a major perk of crafting your own dress, afterall. Normally I know just what direction I want to go in but this time I'm torn. Stripes and solids are at war in my mind. Silhouette is too, for that matter. So let me show you what I'm thinking and then please weigh in.
Option 1: Stripes and slim.
I PhotoShop-ed up this dress in a stripe that's similar to some stuff I've got in the stash. It's fresh, I think it evokes a certain beachiness, but is that beachiness too cabana-ish?
Option 2: Solid and simple
A full dress in madras? Sure, seen it. But mine would not be a socially safe, strapless, knee-length column dress like this one (not that there's anything wrong with it - I think it's adorable). No, if I used madras it would be a floor length number. And it would have to have be something beyond a tube dress. A bit over the top? For sure. But I'd totally do it and would probably love every minute of it. It is a tropical themed party, yo.