The pattern was easy to adjust/alter but the grade of the skirt front was a bit tricky, as the original dress has that tulip effect and I need to grade the pattern so that there was just enough fabric for her to walk - she didn't want a Mortisha Adams dress.
After a couple of calico toiles, was confident that I had the right pattern and commenced. Fabric from Tessuti - Dark Empire Wool Crepe, a blue/red which suits Jess far better than an orange/red.
The pattern has a waist seam, so I made a small belt from the same fabric to hide the seam and made a bow for the back which sits on the belt.
She loves it and I'm so happy it has turned out - had a few wobbly feelings there for a minute, but fortunately it came out fine.
She wanted the 'v' back because her necklace chain would fall down her back - quite elegant.
A couple of shots and we were off "To The Ball".