My lovely little sister just turned sixteen. And folks, of all the sixteenagers out there, she’s got to be the sweetest. For her birthday I wanted her to have a dress that she felt pretty and special in. I gotta say in all seriousness, I myself was a pretty miserable sixteen-year-old. I suffered from a low-self esteem and acne. Ughg. Don’t wanna think about it. Anyway. Sixteen was a real rough year for me, and all I want for my sweet sister is the complete opposite. Sope, I think you’re real great. Really wonderful. Your dress turned out ALMOST as sweet and classic and lovely as you.
I used this Butterick pattern, although I raised the neckline a good three inches, extended the darts, added different sleeves, changed and then embellished the waistband and added some flowery frippery to the neckline.