Here is the gorgeous pattern:
This is the fabric I'm using, a Cotton Candy Blue, which is a bit more periwinkle than grey blue like I thought but life goes on:
Here is the inspiration! I just realized how more Robin's Egg Blue her dress is than a greyish blue, but again, c'est la vie:
-make a muslin of it first!
-read the entire directions before starting (duh...but I have skipped this part so many times in my haste!).
-use pattern weights when cutting fabric (I made my own from hardware store washers)
-make a dress form
-pre-wash the fabric
-iron after every seam
-zig zag stitch on the raw edges (I do not have a serger)
-make it beautiful backwards and forwards
I'll probably only have time to work on it five minutes here, five minutes there, but it is still fun for me to try!