I quickly bought the pattern and it was delivered Friday. I cut it out and sewed up the bodice last night, and today, finished the dress!
I used red and white seersucker my mom bought in spring 2005--I originally had plans to make a Laura Ashley halter dress (I can't seem to find the pattern now, so I'm sure it's long out-of-print) and it never happened because I was in high school. My mom hung onto the fabric and gave it to me, along with piles of other apparel fabrics, this past March.
My biggest complaint? The bust. I always cut an 8 bodice and 10 skirt in Colette. And everything always fits close to perfectly. This time? Not so much. Anyone else had this problem? I have another planned and I'll adjust the seam allowances at least 1/4" on either side. I used French seams and didn't try on my dress as I made it, so I guess I deserve the complaint.
Awesome part of this pattern? The semi-circle skirt. I love circle skirts, but hate how they use ridiculous amounts of fabric. With this pattern, I get a decent twirl and minimal amounts of yardage...even though I had seven yards of that seersucker available. Yeah. Seven.
So overall I'm really happy with this pattern, but the bust bums me out. I can wear a camisole under it to flatten out my boobs a little, or wear some Spanx, I guess. It is a cute dress, though, and is a good stand-in for a muslin, considering I learned about the fit AND didn't pay a dime for the fabric. Yay! Future Fourth of July dress? I think so.