I must say after much fighting with this "Tiki Nightmare Dress" I really like how it came out. I had to take out the boning to fix the length of the bodice and could not get it back in. I wish I could have gotten the boning back in because the top did not have the stiffness in it. I remedied this by using a bustier bra top. I also need to add a hook and eye to the top. While I was dancing the top came undone! Gave all the gentlemen a look at my "remedy" *lol*
Fabric: Cotton fabric $2 a yard (see details here)
Lining- The pattern did not call for lining. In the future, I will put one in otherwise the boning casing will show.
Pattern: Simplicity 4559 that I paid too much for (see here)
Year: It's a "new" pattern from the 90's
Notions: zipper and boning
Time to complete: for-ev-er.
First worn: VLV 2012.
Wear again? I hope so.
Changes for the future: create a lining. I changed it TOO much to begin with and had to go back to the original pattern.