Here it is. (with my calendar's picture reflecting in the mirror. Guess where it is? Scotland!)
Amelia was going to take pics of me wearing it for me, but I ran out of time to try it on, fix my hair, all of that.... and Amelia was practicing the piano, so I just took pics of it on the hanger. Besides, I wanted to model it on a sunny day... and it's pouring (which isn't bad! I think it's beautiful outside, but rain doesn't suit this dress. Sunshine does :)
The red ribbon is a hair ribbon I found from my stash. I think it came from a chocolate box!
I ended up changing the plans a little.... see, I put on the dress before I bound the sleeves very much, or put the ruffles on them, or put the ruffles on the hem. I kinda grew used to it like that... and when I put the ruffle on the hem a few days later, (1) the strip of fabric was too short to be ruffled very much, (2) it was a weird length, and (3) I liked the dress better without it!
Over all, this dress worked like a dream... especially the bodice. I used New Look 6824 (I reviewed it here). I love that pattern. All of the patterns I draft, I base off of that one.
However, I should note: I made up the skirt, and used Simplicity 4055 (reviewed here) for the sleeves. I'm wearing this petticoat (scroll down) beneath it.
Here's the bodice back.... I think the zipper turned out rather well, though the pics make it look back. My zippers in the past have been horrible!!! Any tips are very appreciated.