I started with the skirt, cause that was the bit I was most worried about. I frenched all the seams because I can, and I ended up with this:
Then I got on with the bodice. I traced the pattern I fiddled around and did a Full Bust Adjustment on so I could fiddle with it again. It had a scooped neckline and I wanted a V neck. It took a bit of adjustment to get it right because my first V neck cut was a bit mumsy... and thats not quite what I was going for!
I then hemmed the skirt piece and stitched the two together, and pinned it to my headless helper so I could revel in the achievement!
Yay! A Dress!!
It was still open at the back at this point, so I sewed the back together with a centred zipper in the top, and a split in the bottom so I can walk (very important!), and I ended up with THIS!!!
Now, you will have to forgive the bad hair and no makeup - I was really just trying it on to see if it fit...
The front - see the non-mumsy neckline
The back - I like the shape
Its a shame that one pony's nose is missing, but there wasn't much I could do...
So what do you think? I'm pretty happy with it, and when I get all the accessories on (like the magnificent fascinator that should arrive tomorrow) and the proper hair and makeup etc I think I'll look pretty cute!