I made another dress from the Machiko Kayaki book! I suspected the dress would be super billowy, and I was right. When I first put it on, it looked like I was an escapee from a medical facility. I chopped off several inches from both sides, and that seemed to help a bit.
I used seersucker I ordered online from, I can’t remember, maybe Denver Fabrics? Or Fabric.com? I specifically looked for 100% seersucker because I thought that might be a bit more cool/breathable than a cotton-poly blend. When the fabric arrived, I saw that it had a thin silver thread running down each stripe that was not visible in the online photo. I was not deterred, but people, I swear that nearly invisible thread is scratchy! I washed the dress and wore it, and it felt all prickly against my neck and shoulders. I do tend to be kind of sensitive to stuff touching my skin (if one hair falls down my shirt I can feel it, and I have to search and remove the hair), but I am not sure what the deal is with the seersucker.