The bodice has unique bust darts that criss-crosses up from the waist to the bust line. I did up 3 muslins in order to get the top to fit right (my gorgeous full bust) and it looks great! I used self-fabric bias to finish/face the neck and armholes.
The designer of this pattern does the kid's patterns I love--Oliver + S. I really enjoy the details she puts in like the bust darts. Such simple designs, with a twist. Brilliant!
The fabric, a quilting cotton, was a birthday gift while in Calgary at a store called Out of Hand -- bit like Aladdin's Cave with bolts stacked everywhere. It screamed take me home and is a perfect match for this design.
I feel Mad Men like...Peggy eat your heart out! I will definitely be making this dress again, again and again...