Sunflowers painting by Van Gogh. It is 100% cotton, hence the wrinkles after a full day at work but it is very light and cool in the hot weather.
The pattern is Simplicity 2424 - one of the Threads collection patterns. I also like the cardigan in the pattern but I will have to give the jacket a miss though - the wide lapels will probably swamp my narrow shoulders and I suspect the poofy sleeves will end right at my widest bit!
I would have liked to have lined the dress but the only lining I had in my stash is the kind that wrinkles like mad after washing so I thought it would be a nightmare to take care of with two layers to iron! My solution is to wear a full slip underneath which I actually quite like to do anyway.
Here is the back.
I forgot to lengthen the pattern so I hemmed it using 2.5cm hem tape, but as you can see this pattern is a little longer than standard - I normally lengthen skirt patterns by a good 5cm. I quite like the stability it gives the flimsy fabric.
Overall I like but don't love it. It's not as comfortable as I would have liked, with it's slightly too high neck and the belt carriers are on an awkward part of my waist so the belt digs in a bit (this will not be a problem if your waist goes out gradually to your hips, rather than quite abruptly as mine does). But I am desperate for clothes, it was super-inexpensive and it will do for one summer. I would make the pattern again but take more time to fit it properly.