This is another dress I made for my bike trip. It's another lady skater made from some purple mystery technical fabric I got at an Our Social Fabric sale. I modified the pattern by narrowing the shoulders and straps at the neckline and making it sleeveless. I finished the arms with the same banded technique used for the neckline which seemed to work fine. I think if I made this again I would cut the area under the armpit in a little further.
This dress fills a very weird niche in that it is sporty but still a dress. I feel like it's sort of a weird tennis dress. I don't think I ever need another one of these in this kind of fabric but it was perfect for wearing on the beach and drying quickly. I think my original idea was that I would throw it on over my bike shorts when I stopped to do stuff to disguise how ridiculous I looked when grocery shopping and what have you. I abandoned this idea quickly on the trip and found that I was so sweaty, hungry, tired and used to looking like a fool that I would just wear my bike clothes. This resulted in a lot of photos of me doing touristy things in my Ronald McDonald outfit. I should make a public art exhibit of it. Very entertaining.
Not much else to say.
How do you feel about giant rocks in the ocean? Worth building a town around?