I found this double-gauze knit fabric from nani IRO line in Yuzawaya, and immediately fell in love with its simple but adorable pattern.
The fabric is 80 cm in width, so I decided to make a simple dress that can be worn over my swimsuit. Perfect for summer!
The shape of the dress is very simple, I make it very wide with enormous armhole and racerback shape. I finished the armhole and neckline by sewing strips of the same fabric, leaving the raw edges show. As the fabric is double-gauze, the bindings show layers of raw edges curling together.
I sewed a pair of transparent knock buttons on each side of the dress (transparent knock buttons are impossible to photograph!). They can be buttoned on the front or on the back to give the dress different ways to be worn.
The dress also has a long narrow sash made from the same fabric to give yet more versatility. And maybe I can also wear the sash as a necklace or a headband?
I really really like the finished result. Now I want to go to the beach!