The theme of the dance is Alice in Wonderland, so I dove into my stash to pull a print that might be appropriate for a garden tea party. I came up with an Amy Butler print, but Martina nixed it (though she has designated that fabric as a future skirt). She chose, instead, a couple of Art Gallery Fabrics prints.
I've had this Spellbound print for a couple of years and haven't known what to do with it. I think Martina made the perfect choice for the Alice garden party theme. She's wise beyond her (nine) years. Here's a close-up of the cummerbund:
I absolutely adore Floral Elements. I have about ten colors sitting in my stash waiting to be turned into something beautiful.
I'm really pleased with the pattern. It looks complicated, but the instructions are very clear and easy-to-follow, complete with pictures (or images) of each step. The only trouble I had is with the zipper installation, but that's user error and no fault with the pattern. I may purchase the Jamie Dress pattern (the grown-up version of this dress) and make one for myself!
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.