I made this for a wedding we went to at the end of June. See what blogging mojolessness will do to you? I had liked the pattern ever saw it on the cover of the 1-2008 issue of Ottobre (see below), but was feeling a little meh about it after making it up.
That's partly because I was rushing to finish it up the night before (no time to go shopping for the perfect ribbon color), but also because I would have liked the waist to be gathered a little slimmer. Plus I had to make a quick half slip (I think some of you call this a petticoat?) mere minutes before hopping in the car after discovering that the batiste was really that sheer.
But all in all, I like how it turned out, especially with the fun border print. I have several border prints, and never stumble on just the right pattern for them. So I just dove in and used this print without thinking about it too much.
The front and back bodices are both gathered with the waist ribbon and the neck binding pinning the centered gathers in place.
Not being a dress-wearing gal, Sara has worn this a grand total of twice. Younger sisters will no doubt appreciate it more.
Rose Dress (Ottobre 1-2008-20) - upgraded up size
Border print batiste (Fabricland in Thundar Bay, Ontario - a wearable memento from our vacation last year)