The dress is done! The WIP post is here.
Final details: neckline was high enough, but too wide. I took in about 1/2″ on both sides of the bodice inset, but think it may need a bit more. The young lady promised to let me know if she wanted it taken in some more. I make the skirt a little narrower (but wider than it looks on my dress form) than the pattern because she wasn’t going to be wearing a petticoat or hoops underneath. The zipper and hem went in without any trouble at all. Here is the final finished dress (excuse the mess…I didn’t take the time to do an artsy fartsy pic, lol).
I think I’m going to find some more of this fabric…I love the color and the drape and think it would make a nice, everyday skirt for me. Yeah…just what I need…another project on my to-do list!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!