I used these mix-and-match patterns from the book: the Boatneck Midriff Bodice, the Cap Sleeve, and the Box-Pleated Circle Skirt (that's actually a full circle skirt that has box pleats all the way around for maximum fullness!).
The fabric was just dying for a yellow accent, so I used this buttery yellow mini pompom trim as piping (tutorial here!)
I also made a faux button placket down the center of the bodice for a little extra something. This is just a 1.5 inch interfaced strip of fabric with pom pom trim stitched to either side.
I turned the pompoms under and topstitched the band to the bodice front while it was still flat. Add a few buttons, and voila! An entirely different feel to the bodice.
pink rose print.
aqua polka dots!
I've also been working on setting up a little photo studio so I can do portrait-type photography. Still working out the kinks with the lighting, but it's been a fun project!