I was browsing the Baby,The Stars Shine Bright website and I came across a dress that nearly gave me a heart attack when I saw it, it was that gorgeous.http://www.babyssb.co.jp/shopping/onepiece/132302/132302-handsode.jpghttp://www.babyssb.co.jp/shopping/onepiece/132302/132302-eir.jpg
Sorry about the small pics, they don't have any bigger ones.
I absolutely must make myself a simplified version of this dress. My version wouldn't have the bows with the extra lace accents at the bottom of the skirt, and I'll probably only make one layer for the skirt instead of two. Other than that, I'd like it to be as similar as possible... I REALLY want to do this properly, so that's why I'm asking for your advice. Oh and keep in mind, the poofiness is created by a petticoat, the actual dress doesn't have anything attached to it to create the bell shaped skirt.
My questions are:
a) How would I go about making the bodice of the dress? Especially the bow-like part at the bust...
b) I bought white cotton for this, but it's stiffer and thicker than the fabric used in their dress. Would I still be able to use it and if I did, would it look as good? I was thinking to maybe run it through the wash with some fabric softener.. would it help?
I'd really really appreciate help on this, since I need this finished in about a week and a half. Thanks so much, you guys!