I love summer dresses, but I hate looking like everyone else and the high street shops are churning out the same old stuff year on year (must be running out of ideas). As a teacher I also don't really fancy bumping into students wearing similar clothes haha. I opted for view 2 as I love the frill, and a vintage-looking, small, blue flower print cotton.
It goes perfectly with the vintage shoes I bought from Affleck's at the age of 17, and just the right amount of 'girly' for me. I found a great navy and gold belt in Miss Selfridge in the sale bin that emphasises the waist as I'm not really into ties of the same fabric - I like a contrast.
I used a pattern stitch to attach the trim, but don't have a great selection on my machine.
I also added a lining in flowery white cotton as the blue print was scarily see-through! I think I did a pretty good job as I haven't done this before .