Now I have to tell you the rest of the story concerning my dress opinion post. I actually had already made a dress out of that funky black/green print fabric when I posted it. However, I was not happy with how it turned out. I thought I would love the pattern, but once I had it finished it did not look the way I had hoped for myself. Instead of helping camoflauge some problem areas, I felt it worsened them. Therefore, I sent out my pleas for some differing opinions.
Well, I was completely ready to make another dress pattern, go buy more fabric and start completely over. However, when I went back to Wal-Mart that piece was GONE!!!! I had even seen some other color combos of that same type fabric and they were gone too. So even though I was going to be brave and do a dress, I now have to salvage my old dress and settle for only a skirt.
I'll be fine with it and just use that second dress pattern with some other fabric down the road. I think I want to make it in that black and white combo on the pattern envelope. I really do like it. I'll add a black top to my new skirt and it should be a great little outfit. The top I am going to try is either Butterick 6085 view D or Simplicity 4487 view C or F. I found some nice black rayon type fabric that should look really good.
So thanks to everyone for your opinion. I'll post pics when I actually finish the top. A couple more days for us and the kids are back to school. Hallelujah!! Maybe I can finish up somethings that I thought I could have already completed by now.