The bodice is the same as in the instructions. For the skirt, instead of the recommended skirt yardage I took my hip measurement and added four inches. I will be withholding that information to my grave.The length I cut at fourteen inches. That gives lots of leeway in deciding how short or long you want the top. I am 5-7 and it was mini skirt length on me. A very short mini skirt so more a micro mini ;o) Not a look I need to be going for at my age.
When you get to this point, try the dress on! This was the point of no return!!!! Once that zipper goes in this baby is complete. If you find there is still too much fabric in the skirt you can rip the stitches and take and take more out without having to redo the zipper.
Here are the finished shots but first let me say to all the women that sew clothing and take pictures....I bow down to you!!!!! Good golly Miss Molly!!!!!!!! It is harder to take ONE decent picture of yourself in a garment than it is to get a toddler potty trained! The shots are horrible, I confess, but these are the best. I may have to have my entire computer hard drive erased to get rid of the really really bad stuff that I did take. I miss the good old days of having the ability to burn the photos and negatives :o)
This is the shorter version
This is the longer version
Many thanks to Sara for starting the Jamie Dress Sew-A-Long and she was kind enough to invite me to guest post on photography ( not the fashion kind that involves tripods and timers) here. Sara, you are awesome!!!!!