I wished for a long time a Hawaiian inspired dress. After I then ordered fabric from the USA, I have found the perfect pattern. From the “Schwabe der neue Schnitt” from June 1957 comes this great piece.
Unfortunately I have to be brief because my English has not improved even since the last time
The dress has a beautiful sweetheart neckline, a pleat in the back skirt for more movement and a bolero actually part of it, but the fabric was not enough.
Unfortunately it is a tiny bit too tight, but I hope that I easily get it under control with a little less ice cream and much more hula.
Oh, and that’s the original:
And the whole history of sewing this dress called “Tropenkleid” (tropicdress) you can see here.