Inspired partly by this dress by Toni Maticevski (an Australian designer) that I saw on one of the screens at the Modern Love exhibition in Bendigo (Fortunately a bit of detective work by MaciNic yesterday identified it as his. I had taken a blurry photo of it on my camera but couldn't remember the details of the dress) and also by Marc Jacobs (of course) I decided to trial the Saiph tunic with stripes.
Gertie's Sailor Blouse. It worked well. As you can see the dress is pretty short so I was trying to limit the hem. By the way, I'm short. Just shorter than 160cm (5'2") so if you are taller you might need to think about how long you might like the dress. With a bag over the shoulder it does tend to ride up a little!
The only issue is really the size. I was approaching this dress as an experimental dress and part of that experiment was to check the size. I made an XS but in hindsight could/should have made a XXS. It is big although the plus with that and due to the fabric drape it has a great trapeze look.
The only major problem is the armscye. It is huge. Noted for next time! I think even with a sleeve in it would be too big. If I keep my arms down though it's not noticeable.. so the arms will stay down when I wear it.
This dress makes me feel very 60's mod. It is fun! Many years ago I used to have a little pink shift dress made by Morrissey Edmiston (in the late 1990's? that's how old I'm talking) that I used to love to wear out and about when I lived in Sydney. This dress makes me feel how I did in that dress all those years ago!