This is such a pretty dress, though I say it myself, and was very easy to make. I didn't make any changes from the pattern instructions except to make the lace a little longer than the blue underlining. Perfect for a beginner project.
3m blue cotton (Fabric Land Southampton)
3m lace (Fabric Land Southampton)
1x white 20" invisible zip (eBay)
1 reel white cotton
1x hook and eye claspI used a size 14 (usually size 12 top and size 16 bottom) and it's a little loose fitting but still flattering so I didn't take anything in.
This is a lovely smart day dress that works well with bright colors beneath the lace. It could be easily smartened up to evening or brides maid using cotton sateen, or silk under the lace and a flouncy petite coat.
You rip what you sew!