I've seen this dress in a magazine featuring a domestic designer and I couldn't get it out of my head no matter how hard I tried, so eventually I said why not make it. I drafted the pattern myself and the only thing I copied is actually the upper part of the bodice with the "cat-eyed" holes and the ruffled piece.
Making the dress was quite easy and induced by the lovely front and the colour of it I named it the Candy dress. To keep my Cupcake dress a company :)
Though to tell you the truth I still love the cupcake better than this one. My heart always misses a bit when I see it in the wardrobe. It is a dress I will keep forever. Sorry Candy!
For this I used a thick cotton ribbed fabric and I am satisfied how the fabric fits the design although the original dress was made of satin so I wouldn't mind trying that in the future. Oh, yes. I left the edges of the ruffles (that's the one in the middle) free to fray - something I've been quite crazy about lately, as you may have noticed!
All the pictures were taken at the Robevci house which is turned into a museum. We visited it today and really had an amazing time looking at the ancient display of pottery, weapons, jewelery and parts of monuments. I am writing a post on it for the other blog where there will be more pictures.