Coffee Date dress by Pattern Runway for years. Then, I finally broke down and bought the pattern, and it has taken me months to figure out what fabric to make it from. Once I determined I'd use some less-expensive fabric to give the pattern a go, it took me ages to start. And then once I started sewing, all the numerous fitting issues stalled me for a while. So in short, this dress is way too long in the making!
pretty cheap fabric thinking it was stretchy and it most definitely is not (my fault completely!). Benefits: wrinkle resistant, fairly easy to work with, and cheap. I also totally love the print (and there are loads of others!). I can imagine it being hot in the summer, it is polyester after all, but it also feels light and airy, so we'll see when it gets steamy.
lovely Boden dresses with a pretty similar style, but in a weighty knit. I'd love to recreate those and wear them constantly. Anyhow, I'll wear this one again, so I guess that counts as a success!
Fun fact: I bought my awesome orange necklace from a jewelry vendor at the farmer's market in Homer, Alaska. $6!
2015 Resewlution, April garment #1 (I need to do more sewing!)