With warm weather here I live in soft, breathable fabrics! I found this fabric at of all places Walmart, in the clearance sections of their fabric! I know crazy right?! I bought the whole bolt.
While I was picking out patterns, I couldn't decide and ended up just modifying a few to make this dress. I knew I wanted short sleeves, a v-neck and slightly longer than knee length.
The print is pretty busy so I left the style pretty basic, so I put the zipper on the outside leaving it exposed. I love how it looks.
I added a waist band, I wanted the bust darts and skirt darts to fit just right and since I have a long torso the wider waist band works great!