Dreaming of warm weather, I made the Rose City halter dress by Sew House Seven, using a Liberty Poplin Fabric in the classic Carmine print. Because rose pattern on rose dress pattern just screams out summer picnics and adventures, don'tcha think? 

I made up version B, with the bias-cut A-line skirt with curved patch pockets. I did all my usual adjustments - grading out a size between bust and waist, lengthening the bodice by about 1.5cm, and doing a small bust adjustment. 

The poplin was, as one would expect from Liberty, an absolute delight to work with. And it's a great weight and drape for dresses like this!

The Rose City Halter dress has some lovely details, including a fully-lined bodice, unusual pocket shaping (curved on one side and the base, and straight on the other side!), released pleats at the shoulders, and separate neck ties that you line with the same fabric as your garment so they're always showing right-side-out. 

The lined bodice gives a great, clean finish - I went with a yellow lightweight poplin for lining, just to add to the summery essence of the whole garment. ;-)

I added a couple of other touches too, naturally. I hemmed the skirt using a blind hem and Hug Snug rayon seam binding. 

And I added an Oscar Wilde quote as a label on the inside with this Ribbon, on top of an accent of the Carmine poplin.

I'm really happy with how this one turned out. So lovely and girly and summery to wear, and fun to make. :-)