Using the Tute from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=253190.0 here, I made this super fun dress out of fabric scraps from dollfies clothes! I have tons and tons of 1/4 yard pieces laying around, and this seemed like the perfect excuse to use them up!
I found the math she gave works pretty well. I used channels on the inside for my elastic on the top and underbust. It took a long time to cut each strip and then press each seam. I'm so not pleased with the result i want to make more, I find the skirt isen't full enough for my tastes, and there's to much fabric around the bust, thankfully that's easy to hide under a sweater or a shawl ( both of which i have terribly fond of)
I love my little cardi too, it's authentic vintage from the 60s. real chasmere and real pearl buttons. it was a gift from a house mom at a club i worked at in Dallas. I love it to keep my shoulders and back covered from the brutal texas sun. But my hubby loves me in sundresses, esp when we have company, so I've been going a bit crazy making super cute dresses ^^
Constructive crit is welcomed!