What the Voile to do?

So I’ve recently purchased some yardage of voile fabric…it’s going for really reasonable prices a lot of places for older lines.  And I’m trying to figure out what type of pattern I want to use with it.  The only full items I’ve made with the voile have been pillow cases and infinity scarves.  Both perfectly lovely, but I’m ready to branch into some real garment sewing.  (That was my first sewing love after all)

Voile

In particular I have 3 yards available of the Joel Dewberry Heirloom Voile on the top of the pile there.  I’m going on a cruise in a bit here and I’m thinking something light weight would be perfect for the tropical weather.

I’m looking for suggestions for dresses FOR ME (not my girly…though I may make her a miniature version) and I’m leaning towards something with shirring.  I’m kind of itching to try it out.  Here are just a few images from blog world of possible ideas.  But I can’t decide if I really like them or not for me.

Voile

So help a girl out.  Suggestions?  Tips for sewing with voile?  Cruise tips? lol  (I’m soooo ready for a vacation! We haven’t had one since before my daughter was born!)

 

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