I loved the high neck and pretty trims on the inspiration dress, so that's what I went for. I used my own pattern, just referencing some shirts I had to make the pattern pieces. And of course I did a little adjusting along the way, it felt kind of funny sitting at the sewing machine half dressed trying on the dress now and then. But it works.
[still need to add a hook/eye at the top!]
I even put in an invisible zipper, a first on clothing for me, I usually just have used them for pillows, but the concept is pretty much the same.
I did fully line the dress with just some cheap broadcloth, and the main dress fabric is something synthetic (eek!), but it's pretty and appropriate for the dress, just a simple pattern with a little bit of detail. The silhouette is pretty simple, just a couple bust darts to give it a little shape.
And I love the tiny crochet trim at the neckline and hem. It's surprisingly comfortable and I think it'll get a lot of use.
Even looks cute with a cardigan. And I really need to make the girls something similar, I just love the look layered with tights, very mod.