I made this dress a while ago but was too embarrassed to wear it anywhere or post it anywhere. The pattern is from the Gothic and Lolita Bible 3 (International version). I had little faith in my ability to sew it right, so I used an old sheet of my grandmother's.
I had so many problems with this. I thought it was going to be way too small, so I lengthened it at the shoulders. Then the front was toot low so I had to undo that.
The zip was supposed to go to the waist, but the waist is fitted and I couldn't get into the ruddy thing.
I had to unpick that and lower the zip so it went down into the flared skirt. That means there's a huge gap at the top back where the zip used to be.
I put off doing the front ruffles for like... 6 weeks... because it looked so bad without them I thought there wasn't much point. Chuck forced me to do them.
There is nothing wrong with my mad sewing skillz.
There is nothing wrong with using an old sheet for fabric - the pattern is quite pretty and it's still strong and usable.
The problem with this dress is the pattern.
It is silly.
Now I know why I've never seen anyone use this pattern on the sew_loli community.