[Please forgive the wrinkles, this survived several days of wear and a stint on the floor, oops.]
A while back, I was gushing about this pin:
When I was more committed to stash-busting, I'd made what I considered at the time to be a pretty okay knock-off. I like that dress and wear it a lot, but it still wasn't quite what I was looking for. Since then, I've been searching high and low for a better match to the fabric in the original dress (and one that would go with a jean jacket), and finally, gloriously, Hancock Fabrics saved the day!
I didn't bother with pattern matching because I only bought 1.5 yards of this and there just wasn't enough left (which is also the reason for the A-line skirt rather than a gathered or pleated one). I got this for a decent sale price ($8/yard), but it's still more than I typically spend on fabric. Like I've said before, I'm still learning, and am way too scared to invest a bunch of money in something that might not work well. Luckily, I think this one does. :)
[Again, sorry for the wrinkles! That...does not look good, but the hem IS straight, I promise!]
The straps on the original version keep falling down (as do pretty much all straps ever), so I decided to cross them, which I think is a fun little detail.
Other than the fact that this seems to need constant pressing, I really really like it! The pin is officially knocked off.