This black dress I made last summer has been worn over and over again. In fact when I went back over some recent photos I was embarrassed by how often I wore it, you'd think I had nothing else in my wardrobe.
For this version I added some waist ties in the side seams. I didn't really think this through very well as the dress has a blousing effect from the longer top so it takes a bit of fiddling to get it to look right, but once it is tied it doesn't move so I can deal with that. Looks a bit odd on my skinny hipped dressform and the colour is not quite right here either.
Here I am wearing the dress in the grounds of the hotel we stayed in, just outside Florence before heading out for dinner. Even with it's brighter colour I expect this will go into heavy rotation like it's sister.