Floral Wild West dress- Dressmaking project, self drafted pattern

I rarely draft my own patterns, but I really wanted to try out shirring elastic for the first time and couldn't find a pattern I liked. This one has a gathered bodice, a simple gathered skirt and the back bodice is entirely sheered using a sewing machine and shirring elastic (so no zips, my favourite thing to avoid...)


I added some lace to the bodice edge to add some extra prettyness.


 Quite why this dress reminds me of the Wild West I'm not sure, but I love it anyway, and the bargain floral Fabricland fabric :)