I am sure that I knew about the self fabric ruffle but my brain is a bit frazzled. My daughter asked me to put the dress together (the skirt on the bodice) before all of the trimmings were on and I never got back to it. Now, I'm working on my cotton dress and thinking that I need to remake hers.
Here is the dress as it was when I stopped:
This was taken last fall.
She didn't want the coat sleeves as on the inspiration dress so I made open sleeves and added a box pleated ruffle. I think that she would be more open to the bishop sleeves now but she still doesn't like the coat style sleeve.
If I ever get done hemming the ruffle at the bottom, I can add that and the bodice ruffle.
She doesn't like the contrasting colors so I have blue silk to make a belt and bow.
What do you think? Does all of that sound right?