I really like the personality and the overall fit of the dress. If I’d had more time there are some things I would have changed, but if I’d had more time I wouldn’t have a finished dress, now would I? I’m especially proud of how the cutout turned out, because it was a challenge to think through the puzzle of how to make it work, and I think it makes the dress fun and interesting. There’s also some pattern matching that I’m pretty darn pleased with—giant crowns are not easy to match! (But note to self: do not cut out fabric with a complicated-to-match pattern after midnight, because you might tell yourself that you can’t match that curved seam anyway, so you shouldn’t bother trying, and then you just might end up with what looks like a Rorchach inkblot test running down your bum. I see butterflies—what do you see?) Mostly, I’m just happy to see the vision in my head materialize into fabric form.
Overall, it’s a fun, sweet dress with a retro twist, which makes it my favorite kind of dress. I hope you like it, too!