One dress that will definitely make the cut is this one. I have made two dresses using Art Gallery fabric and I love it, it hangs beautifully and is such nice quality. I would have ordered more by now if only I could decide which design I need first, not easy when you've run out of fingers to count the ones you want! I keep putting off making the decision but think I will have to just go for it and take the plunge.
Dress: Made by me using Chromatics Triangularity Moon by Art Gallery
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes
I've been asked a few times if I am going to be making sleeveless dresses for the summer, in a word - unlikely. I really dislike my arms and bearing them in the sun actually makes me feel hotter than keeping covered up. I usually do this by adding a cardi over a strappy dress but am planning on sticking to elbow length sleeves this year to see how I get on. I will be lining the bodice with a thinner cotton but as the fabrics I use are all 100% cotton I am hoping this will mean they are cooler anyway. I am hoping they are cooler than adding a cardi to a strapless dress, we shall see!