I have made 2 versions of the Fulwood by MIY collection. It is a great over- the- head casual semi- fitted garment that can be adapted in many ways to make it your own.
The outdoor pic above is me in Tuscany- on one of the best holidays EVER! (beautiful scenery, swimming, wine, pasta, olives!) It was a very mild autumn half term holiday and in fact very hot at times during the day. This was a perfect outfit for the season. I used a very lightweight cotton shirting from Goldhawk road which was ideal for the garment in terms of comfort and appearance. It also has the look of a light linen in the way it creases. I gathered the skirt part to the bodice and prefer this casual look to the sharp pleated version below.
I found this great value and good quality monochrome print fabric in Ikea!
It is designed by Hanna Dalrot and is perfect for this simple but structured shift.
For the print to work for this dress I had to use the fabric sideways. This didn't affect the drape in any way and just means the colour blocks run in a more wearable way.
Due to the heavyweight nature of the cotton fabric (bit like a canvas or drill) it is slightly stiff to wear. However I think this gives a more formal appearance making it suitable for a smart occasion..