My co-worker/friend, asked me to make her a dress to wear to a family Hawaiian party. She gave m a picture of what she was looking for. When she showed me the picture I immediately knew what pattern I had in my stash to meet her needs. She doesn't like to show off a lot and doesn't wear maxi's often, but I convinced her she would look really cute it in. And she loved the finished product.
When she purchased her fabric, we both looked at it and said, that it may bee to much of a good thing to make the complete dress the same fabric. I had a little rayon jersey so we decided to break it up a little and the black. Though there is only a smidget of black in the skirt fabric, it really flows well I think and she agreed.
She wouldn't let me get a picture of her face, but I love the way the dress turned out, and so does she.