In April I went to the seasonal fabric exhibition in Rotterdam (Stoffenbeurs). I bought many beautiful fabrics, which I still haven't had the time to sew. The first fabric I chose to make is this stretch cotton (97% cotton, 3% spandex) with ocean print. The stand I bought the fabric from was selling only pre-cut pieces of fabrics. I bought one piece about 1.80 m (2 yd) x 1.50 m (2 panels of the print) for 10 EUR and it is a very good quality.
For my surprise, two weeks ago I was looking for fabrics online and I discovered that this fabric is from Hilco, which normally costs about 35 EUR p/m. So, this explained the exceptionally good quality but I have no idea why they sell it so cheap.
The pattern I used for this dress is from Burda 3/2009, model 107. To make the dress a bit more interesting I made the shoulder pieces out of white stretch cotton.