Anyway, on a whim, I decided to give it a go on a Monday evening. Monday evening became Tuesday evening, and eventually all the weekday evenings culminated in Friday evening, on which I stayed up all hours trying to get it finished to wear for a wedding the following day. This hadn't been my intention at all; I had just wanted a distraction from my knitting, and something completely different to concentrate on, but the more I sewed, and the more progress I saw, the more the little voice at the back of my head said, "Hey, if you work really hard and stay up late every night this week, you could wear this on Saturday!" So I became rather addicted, which has led to some exciting things subsequently, but more on that another time.
So here is the dress. The fabric is Gypsy Caravan by Amy Butler, which is a beautiful, fresh collection of gorgeous, coordinating prints, which was released, I believe, in Spring 2012.
I used an orange zip rather than green, to pick out the centres of the flowers, and I love how that turned out. It just makes it a little bit more interesting, especially since I changed my mind about using two fabrics.
All in all, I loved sewing this dress, and its inspired me to do much more dressmaking. I think dressmaking is in a class all of its own, rather than being classified as "general sewing", which I've done a reasonable amount of. Watch this space for more dresses and other lovely garments :)