my trip to Japan. Like most Japanese cottons I've worked with, this one is light to medium weight and has a nubby texture. I lined the dress with black silk habotai.
Luckily, I had enough fabric left over to recut the bodice for View B, and that worked fabulously.
A few construction notes. Originally I thought that this pattern would be great to use for this fabric because I could pleat out the teal space between the rows of yellow flowers, and be left with a contrasting area of mostly yellow. This was a great idea, but the pleat spacing in the pattern put the pleats in weird places. So, I took the pattern as a proof-of-concept and used my own pleat spacing so that I'd be able to carry out my original goal. These photos let you see the effect I was going for: