It was sunny out today and this dress felt nice and airy. I love the feel of the lightweight crepe de chine and how it picks up the slightest breeze. I think it will be wonderful in the Summer. And on cooler Spring days, I can layer my safari jacket over it.
The pattern is 122 from the February 2013 issue of Burdastyle. The only alteration was to make the sleeves 3/4 length.
Also, I originally sewed the elastic casing at the waist, but I didn't like it. I prefer to have the option to wear the dress loose when it's really hot, or to belt it at the waist or hips. So I unpicked the casing, which is a rather scary thing to do on fine silk, but it worked out ok. I also made a tie belt out of the same crepe de chine, so that gives me another option.
I used a tiny gold button at the neckline, and as you can see, there's a bit of gold in the print as well :)