After seeing this polka dot chiffon dress, I just knew I had to have one.
It was a rocky start. I forgot that since the seams would be visible, it would require French seams and, long story short, spent a lot of quality time with the seam ripper. The chiffon wasn’t the worst thing ever, but it was fairly painful. I wet it with a starch solution, then ironed it dry before cutting it out and that definitely helped.
There are several places where I couldn’t get away with French seams, so you can see the serging, namely at the waist and zipper. I hate how the zipper looks but I don’t know enough about working with chiffon to know the right way to do this. I suppose I’ll be doing some research.
I used two chiffon layers for the skirt to add some volume without tulle, and used a rolled hem. I also enlarged the neckline by half an inch; Stella complains about her other Fairy Tale Dresses being too closed up around her neck.