I know that high-low dresses and skirts have been around for ages, and to be honest I haven't really liked them until now ... well lots of them anyway, especially the ones where the front is VERY short, and the back is VERY long. Just not my cup of tea ... maybe a little too much like a mullet haircut... you know the old 80's business in the front, party in the back. Hmmmm! Anyway, I've seen a few high-low skirts and dresses in the shops with a much more subtle high-low effect, and decided I really liked them. It's fun when my tastes change and a whole new world of sewing options open up! I've also found my fabric-matching taste changing lately. I never would have put stripes with a busy fabric like this before, but I just love this combo right now.
Anyway, so I decided Bethany needed a new dress (stop laughing ... I know my girls never really NEED a new dress!), and one that will hopefully still fit next summer seeing as our warm weather is slowly coming to an end. I wanted a quick project, and a dress that would be comfy to wear, but also cute for going to a birthday party or out for lunch. This is what eventuated... The High-Low Play-Time Dress, and Bethany's a HUGE fan. She loves this dress, and if it's clean and hanging in her wardrobe, she will most likely pick it to wear for pretty much any occasion.