I finished this about a week ago. It’s a “Fashion Star” pattern (remember that show?) that I’ve had but never made.
I really didn’t make any alterations to this pattern. It’s actually pretty quick to put together. One of the features that I really like are the pockets. I really like in-seam pockets. The belt, which can be optional, I think helps to pull the look together.
This picture above is without the belt. The bodice is lined (I used batiste). If I had thought about it at the time, I would have lined the skirt also. The fabric is a cotton linen blend that I bought last year and never got around to using.
The only thing that I did differently than the instructions was to use a regular zipper. And the only reason I did that is because that’s what I had in my stash! LOL! I’m using up as much as I possibly can while still make the things I want.
This is a really nice, comfortable dress to wear. My husband even complimented me on it. So, it’s all good.