I made it out of two layers. One was a white satin and the other was a see-through material with some pretty black flowers. The original pattern has a round neckline at the front, but I decided to make mine square.
And I also have a nice piece of lace that has a beautiful edge that I want to show, so I have to make either pleats or gathers, so against my better judgement, I made gathers. Which is basically just taking a rectangle of fabric for the skirt. And once again, I hate gathered skirts.
I had to put a large gros grain ribbon on the waist just to make it look ok. If The ribbon wasn't there, it was just too puffy right around the only feature I usually want to highlight - my waist. I drown in the fabric and it feels uncomfortable.
The bottom line
This is not the pattern I will use for my nice lace. I want to show off the edge of the edge, but gathers aren't going to be a solution. I don't really love this dress. Back to the drawing board. I love the waist seems of a circle skirt, but that won't work for the edge. Pleats may have to be a solution.
I did manage to wear the address for some photos we took for our wedding Web site. Not really engagement photos, but something for people to see as the RSVP. A friend of ours is a photographer and I was lucky enough to find out she wanted to try out a new lens. These photos are taken in downtown Phoenix. Message me if you need a wonderful photographer - I especially love what she did in the last photo.