Here is my pattern for the bodice and sleeves, size 5, if you are interested in making one. (The skirt is a rectangle, no pattern piece required)
***UPDATE*** So it has been brought to my notice that the pattern download doesn’t line up correctly. Must have been an error in scanning. I have added fixing this to my to-do list. In the meantime, you can use your best guess when lining them up, or you can use another simple waist length bodice pattern with a sleeve, and just change the neckline to be boat shape. You can use my messed up pattern as a guide.
It is the same pattern I used to make the petal dress. (Which I plan on writing a tutorial for…soon!)
For other sizes, all you need is a basic bodice and sleeve pattern, which you can change to make boat-neck and cap sleeve. See pattern as a guide.
About 2- 2 1/2 yards of Fabric (For size 5; adjust for other sizes)
1/2 yard lining fabric (or you can use your main fabric for lining)
5-6 Yards Trim
Small amount of fusible interfacing
First, cut out your pattern pieces.
For the skirt, measure an existing skirt that you like the length of, and add 3 inches. Cut (tear) 2 rectangles, of that height and the width of the fabric (about 45″ or even 60″). Cut one of those rectangles in half, (it would be 22 1/2″ or 30″ wide) so you have 3 rectangles.
Save about 8″ of fabric for the sash, covered later in the tutorial.
Insert zipper. I used an invisible one. For a great invisible zipper tutorial, click here.