August 28, 2011
I wanted to try this pattern before cutting into some of my prettier quilting cottons I bought for summer dressed. The main fabric is a swiss dot that I picked up at hancock last month. Not that you can see it, but the midriff band is a pink spotted quilting cotton. I wasn't going to put the bottom band on the dress, but it was short without it!
I traced the pattern with no alternations other than grading between sizes. I put the bodice together - it's completely lined with white batiste because the swiss dots are very sheer. Once I had the bodice together, I freaked out a bit, this dress has not opening other than the cross over v neck. I figured I wouldn't be able to get into it.