We are in the middle of spring and are anticipating a hot dry summer. This dress will be perfect to pop on over my cozzies for a trip to the beach or a quick dip in the pool. I used Burda style model 109 issue 07/09. The fabric is shot with bronze thread. the sleeves are split and the shoulders gathered on drawstrings, I finished the ties with bronze (autumn ) leaves.The fabric was gifted years ago, $2.00 for the leaf charms. Now if someone would just pass me a long cool drink!