Okey dokey, so it's confession time: I actually made this dress from the Drape Drape 2 book a couple of months ago, but with all the surrounding hecticness that is the yuletide/end of school/summer holidays season I gosh dang forgot to get Galumph to photograph it. Thankfully Grumbles was able to step into the breach and get a-clicking for me.
Truly, it is amazing that I haven't had a photo taken of this dress before now because I wear it all the blooming time! It's so comfy, but I always feel quite snazzy and dressed up in it. Can't really ask too much more from a summer frock!
As for making it up, it was a cinch. I was a wee bit nervous beforehand, as the book and all the instructions are in Japanese, but the step-by-step diagrams were so clear and obvious that I had no trouble at all. If you can sew, you can definitely make up a Japanese pattern. I think this dress took me all of, say, two hours. Not too shabby!
Pattern: Dress #2 from Drape Drape 2
Fabric: 1.5m of "Jelly Orbit" from Tessuti Fabrics (the Jelly is now sold out, but other colours at the time of writing are still available)
PS: Thanks Grumbles for taking the photos. You've done a splendid bang up job!