|You're wondering too now, aren't you?|
It turned out that I didn't have enough to make the entire circle skirt portion of the dress, so I cut a little of the back of the skirt straight, and gathered just that portion. It creates just a little bit of a bustle effect and gives the skirt just the right amount of twirl.
I love this pattern. I love how the longer line of the bodice and the non gathered skirt makes the whole dress look so grown up. I love the instructions-- Dana makes you feel that you are sewing with a friend. The construction is clever, and I already have a lined sleeved version of the dress on my cutting table.
Doesn't she look so grown up?
First Day Dress Pattern here.
And for you all wondering how her first day went....
It was fantastic!
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