version of it. I cut my normal size and the only alteration I made was to take a 3/8" seam in the sides instead of a 5/8". I used an ivory double knit that I bought from denverfabrics.com. It is very similar to the Sophia Doubleknit from fabric.com, but it was a little cheaper. I would link you to it, but I don't see it there anymore.
The most difficult part of making this dress was tracing the markings for the tucks onto the pattern pieces. I was sitting at my dining room table when it occurred to me that if I taped the pattern pieces (with fabric attached) to the window after cutting them out, the sunlight would shine through and help me see where to draw the markings. It worked like a charm. It may not have worked on a darker fabric, but it was great for the ivory doubleknit.
I am very pleased with this dress. I have gotten more compliments on this dress than any piece of clothing I have ever made. They have come from everyone at church from youth to elderly ladies. Maybe I need to make this dress in every color.
Shoes: Oh Deer "Judy"
necklace: Forever 21
I wouldn't leave you without a shoe closeup.