These where my inspiration and my plan. I decided for my first try of from-scratch-dress I would just try to recreate this dress with a few of my own twists.
My next step was to start drafting some basic slopers from which to create the patterns. I used 1 inch graph paper and a big ruler to make to basic outlines of the sleeve, and the front and back bodices.
I didn't get a picture of this, but I then cut the pattern pieces down to size and re-traced them onto paper.
Now what I have to do is extend the paper pattern of the front bodice to it makes the flaps that button over to the side!
Have you ever seen a movie that's so pretty you want to be inside it?