I finally sat down with The Flute Player and told her what I thought would happen with the dress she described to me...raised waist, puffy sleeves and a gathered skirt to below her knees.
It *might* be cute, but my expectation was that it would look like a little girl's dress. Not exactly what we want.
I dug around and found Simplicity 9130, which I made for her sister about 7 years ago. It is *designed* to be made from a border eyelet, and it's a little more sophisticated than what we'd talked about.
She agreed...providing I made it down to her mid-knee and put sleeves on it.
I took some measurements and determined that she's pretty close to the size I cut for her sister; I'm going to make the lining up tomorrow and see if it'll work.
At least I know the dress won't take forever to make... which is a good thing, because we're cutting out baptismal robes tomorrow and sewing them on Friday and Saturday.
Sometimes I really wish my right brain and my left brain would communicate! :rolleyes: