This dress has a center front section that has shirring at the center front bodice with fullness extending to the skirt. There are two options for making the gathers in the center front panel.
The neckline on the dress is square and the skirt is semi-full. The dress can be made with ribbon ties that either tie in front of the bodice or in the back or with sashing that ties all the way around. This pattern has the option to be made with or without the puff sleeves. The puff sleeves are gathered at the shoulder and have elastic in a casing for the sleeve opening. The sleeveless version is finished with facing around the armscye (armhole) edge.
Skill Level: Skilled Beginner
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