I've decided to make a tradition out of trying to make a new Summer dress out of Liberty cotton every year. It would be so nice to build a little stockpile over of the years.
This is last year's, and keen eyes will notice that (thrill-a-minute creature that I am) this year's is the same print, Claire Aude, just in the red/pink colorway. I actually sewed it inside-out, because I liked the back of the print a little more (the colors were a little softer).
I drafted the pattern from my favorite dress, a slip dress with a gently gathered waist. I've made so many clones of this dress, I think I could make it in my sleep. For the fabric, I usually order via Purl (but if they don't have a Liberty colorway or print in stock B&J fabrics almost certainly has it)
I've also been ordering a lot from Mood, with their amazing selection of silk & wool & other fabrics it's hard to buy locally. I am sewing so many of my clothes these days and I love it. Even when I botch something (which is often) it was in the pursuit of making something that's exactly like what's in my mind. And like with anything you make: when it isn't botched, and it works just right, and it's exactly like you hoped, it's completely wonderful.