Days before I depart on vacation, I had several yards of this beautiful fabric from Fabric Mart Fabrics (HERE) and no ideas of what to make. The fabric literally spoke to me! I searched and searched through my pattern stash and came across V1394. I opted to use this pattern because as a challenge to my patience. I've had this pattern for quite some time, but as you may know if you follow me, I don't wear dresses that often. I tend to choose those easy, and time friendly projects that I can whip up in one day and move on to the next.View Post
I made the following adjustments to the pattern:
1) I shortened the shirt by 2 inches.
2) I lined the bodice of the dress only.
3) I extended the buttons in the back to the bottom of the dress,
The pleats on this dress alone took me an hour. In all, there are a total of 21 pleats!
The remainder of the dress was constructed as per the pattern instructions. I must say, I admired the 6 pieces that constructed the skirt, I might actually use it again for a nice flared skirt instead of the traditional circle skirt,