Here is my new sundress! I absolutely love this pattern. For starters, I traced the bodice onto tissue paper and began working on my full bust adjustment. I referred to "Fit For Real People" upon doing so. If you don't already have this book, I highly recommend it. I am only beginning to understand pattern alteration, but I think a good place to start is with the FBA and go from there...at least that is what I'm doing! I'm pretty happy with the results. I made this in a pattern size 12.
I really like the pleat detail on the front of this dress, as well as the tie. The tie is not sewn to the dress.
This pattern calls for installation of an invisible zipper. If you have an invisible zipper foot for your machine, this makes it a breeze to do. I didn't baste my zipper this time; I found that just pinning was sufficient.
Fabric purchased from a yard sale--thank you Aunt Nancy!! This fabric is so similar to the fabric on the pattern--lucky me!!