For a beach portrait, Nancy recommends using white fabric. This dress would be very pretty sewn with Swiss Pique, Bearlin or the Drawn Thread "Linen-Look" Swiss Cotton fabric from Bear Threads Ltd. Two yards should be sufficient yardage to make the dress.
Also New from Ginger Snaps - The Float Dress
Nancy has designed a Float Dress adaption for her Ashtyne's Heirloom Dress pattern. We have it in stock now and it will be included free with the purchase of Ashtyne's Heirloom Dress!