All these pictures are dark I'm afraid even though it was only three forty five when they were taken.
I was going to go for a full collar but I like the mandarin style as it is so I left it at this point.
Not sure about the shoes or tights with it but I just threw something on to get a few pictures, I will decide on that later. It will really be ideal for summer but I just got this idea in my head now that I wanted to make this.
This is the dress I made to go underneath so that it can be worn across the seasons, it also gives it a bit more substance as the fabric is so open in places you are good and covered up.
Originally I had also thought I would do buttons all the way down the front but due to the way I cut the skirt I thought it may hang off centre with the line of buttons so I stopped at the waist and added a side zip.
I am happy with the way it turned out considering it was a bit of mixture of ideas, when I decided I wanted to make a dress like this I had seen a green dress and that was the colour I wanted. This is a really lovely colour though the dark pictures just don't do it justice.