I have a thing, apparently. If I like a pattern, I make it at least twice, in quick succession. There are many examples, but this is the most recent instance; the Bronx cowl dress (see first version, here).
Clearly, I love this pattern. More specifically, I love this silhouette and look for me. A fit and flare dress just works with my every day life. And again, for those that think dresses are fussy, count the number of garments I have to coordinate and put on my body. Yup, that number is 1. Easy-peasy.
Let’s talk about the fabric, though; it is the true star of this garment (at least that’s my impression based on the number of approving comments I received when I wore it!) I purchased it last month with an allowance from Britex Fabrics and unfortunately, it’s not available anymore. I normally wouldn’t pick a polyester knit, but I just adored the raised square texture! The fabric is on the thick side–not quite a scuba knit, but with a good heft. I don’t think I’ll enjoy the poly knit in the blazing heat of the summer, but it was very comfortable for our early spring temps.