When I saw both of these fabrics at the store I had to have them. I knew right away I wanted a circle skirt from the yellow with white polka-dots, but I was a little stumped on the white fabric at first (which is sheer and has little polka-dots that are even more see-through). I decided on a blouse, then got stuck on the collar until my mother suggested I make it tie, and if I remember right, I saw someone wearing a similar collar on Project Runway
I used this tutorial for the skirt: http://katiekadiddlehopper.blogspot.com/2009/04/circle-skirt-how-to.html
and New Look 6599 for the blouse, though with a lot of alterations - I changed all the darts to princess seams, did plain sleeve ruffles instead of cuffs, got rid of the yoke, made it close all the way up, and drafted the new collar.
The entire blouse is french seamed, including the armholes.
I was determined to use pearl buttons on it, and after some helpful advice here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388329.0
, figured out an arrangement that worked. Thanks again to those who helped out!
The skirt hem isn't as even as I would like, but after re-cutting it several times, I decided it would just keep stretching out on the bias and end up longer in some spots (from waist to hem) no matter what.
You can better see the sheerness/dots here, I am wearing a camisole underneath in all the photos.
The skirt has a side zip and fabric covered button, that I tried to pattern match to the waistband...it worked alright. I tried to match the side seams as well and the only place that didn't work was over the zipper.
and here I am showing off my dancing skills
I made the organza petticoats a while ago to wear with these sorts of skirts, and the bloomers as well.
all comments, suggestions, questions, etc. welcome! Thanks for looking