Any way I don't have photos of the dress I entered in the Royal (I sent it off before I remembered) but my niece was kind enough to model my Canberra entry for me.
Do you remember this dress?
I have never been so happy to make a muslin, I was making mistakes all over the place, I didn't recognise the symbol for place on a fold when cutting. I also had pins sticking out all over the place from the pattern, It looked like a porcupine and I am still not sure what some of them were meant to do. It would be much easier the next time around but I am not planning another any time soon.
Not wanting to make another one mostly stems from the change in fashions and practicality. It is the kind of dress that fits where it touches, on the shoulders... It definitely would not matter how round a child you had...
It is very pretty though and having a petticoat is really sweet. I can imagine making the petticoat into a summer dress. I don't have photo's of the petticoat but it has blue splice (v shaped section down the middle) and came with very few instructions.
It is fun picturing relatives wearing this dress and I think it will get a bit of wearing being a historical replica.