I have been busy working on Purple Passion. The first thing I did was trace off the pattern pieces I needed. I use this:
It's Pellon True Grid 810 and it's ruled off in one inch squares. This stuff is wonderful for pattern making. I bought this at Joann's with a 50% off coupon. It regularly sells for $1.79, so I paid half of that. At that price, go ahead and buy a full bolt (25 yards). You'll thank yourself for it. It's thicker than interfacing, but still sheer enough to see through. Love it. Here's my traced pieces (I used a washout marker):
For this dress I plan to smock the entire bodice, from shoulders to just below the armholes, so I traced half the front bodice, flipped the pattern, and traced the other half. I'll probably cut a bodice piece to use for the front bodice lining. At any rate, I needed the full front bodice piece to use to adjust the pleats before smocking.
Little Red Dress!
The finished product:
I used seven mother of pearl buttons and sewed them on with red thread. I know a Princess who is anxiously awaiting this dress!
Here's the pattern I used, and I highly recommend it. Easy to use, very straight forward, simple construction.