I made the straps from a woven in my stash and used the same fabric to line the bodice. I added one inch to the bodice and two inches to the length. Yes, that is 3 inches all together and look, just enough for a small hem and she is wearing flat sandals. Remember she is 5' 9", so adjust this pattern as needed for your height.
The pattern goes together beautifully and results in a gorgeous dress. I like the elastic in the top of the back bodice and at the waist, another aid in a good fit.
The skirt is a dotted silky fabric that is quite sheer. The underskirt has an additional inch in the length and it is a silky jacquard type fabric.
I love how this dress turned out and Meredith was so happy with the result.
It fits her beautifully and looks great with her complexion. I love when a dress turns out great and your daughter is so happy with the finished garment. Meredith wanted view C with the front and back slits. Erin talked her out of this view, stating with any type of breeze or when you walk that front panel would just slip right between your legs. Meredith thought this was a valid point and went with view A. I was thrilled with this, no narrow hemming at all those slits.
Meredith wore the dress today to Kaitlyn's bridal shower and here is Meredith (maid of honor) with Kaitlyn. Meredith is taller but for a change Kaitlyn is wearing heels and Meredith is not.