When I saw the trailer above for Moonrise Kingdom I wasn't that interested in the film but the dress that Suzy wears made me pause and re-watch it several times. To be honest, I'm not a Wes Anderson fan so I won't be going to see the movie. It looks aesthtically pleasing but the self-conscious quirkiness of his films don't appeal to me. I love the dress though and am determined to make my own version.
|I think the orange version may actually be tiny orange and white checks
I would guess that the dress has no waist seam. It looks like she's got a piece of string or something tied around her waist.
|This one looks like some sort of textured pique type fabric
I bought this pattern off trademe because it has the right shape, although it's got princess seams which I don't think Suzy's dress does. I will have to re-draft the collar and draft some longer sleeves and cuffs. I'll leave the faux pockets and the stripe off the front and change the zip to the back (the zip is covered by the white stripe).