Little Dorrit Dress ~ Finished :-)

Okay, so I wrote this, like, over a month ago and didn’t post it yet.  But anyway.  Here is the post about my Amy Dorrit dress. 🙂

 Well, I am happy to say that I finished my Amy Dorrit ballgown in time for the Literary Ball!  YAY! 😀 

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, though I wish I could have found a buckle for the front of the waistband, like on Amy’s.  Oh well! 🙂

Pattern Sizing: Size 8 (I think)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes and no… I made plenty of alterations. 
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, though I made up a lot of my own directions. 😉
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Jenny Chancey’s patterns are always a delight to work with.  They’re easy to understand and the results are lovely.  The instructions also tell how to make a wide variation of styles/looks from this one pattern.  🙂
Fabric Used: dark purple polyester shantung from JoAnn Fabrics
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t make very many alterations, but the
 alterations I made were big enough to change the look. 😉  I cut the bodice piece wider, and at a slight angle, and pleated the front.  I also brought it in a little at the shoulders as my shoulders are a lot more narrow than the pattern allows for. 
Would you sew it again? Not this particular movie costume, but  I do plan to use this pattern again, yes. 🙂
Would you recommend it to others? Of course! (I have. 🙂 )
Here are some random pictures from the ball that include more shots of my dress. 🙂


(Thank you, Brandon P, Mrs. R, and Mrs. F for the pictures! 🙂 )