The fabric is a floral print cotton lawn fabric. I hemmed the skirt using "hug-snug" tape and used my expensive french cotton lace from my heirloom sewing stash on the hem of the skirt lining. I'll post some more pics of myself actually wearing the dress.
I made a few other modifications. I lengthened the bodice by 1" for a better fit. I also lengthened the skirt significantly (about 6 inches) just because I wanted a more flowy dress rather than a baby doll look.
|Pearly buttons. I may change these to fabric covered buttons in the future. I just have to save the fabric scraps|
|Underlined bodice, self lined midriff, gathered skirt lining|
|Lace edging on the facing|
|french cotton lace on the skirt lining|
|Hand-basted cotton batiste underlining for the bodice pieces|
|hemming the lining with lace|
|Hemming the skirt with "hug snug"|