I used pattern Simplicity 4265 and modified it as follows: shortened hem about 6 inches, and added a eyelet lace hem. Shortened the bodice and took in side tucks in the whole torso area to prevent this floofing effect that vintage shapes tend to create in my midsection....
Here are about 100 photos LOL
Oh yea, I made it starting at 9:30pm on Sunday because I decided I needed a new dress to wear on Monday morning to work
Look, me in a dress!
"Hi, I'm blurry"
"But when you look closely, I'm really not"
"And if you look even closer, I'm even less blurry!"
"If you look up, you'll see my awesome headband"
"And if you look down, you'll get an eyeful of my rad shoes"
"Oh, and for the record, this is what you get if you don't have a timer on your camera...and you resort to using a glass, turtle shaped swizzle stick to attempt to depress your shutter release. You get a weird bulgy thing trying to jump free of your arm. Awesome."
And finally, my favorite shot!