Ruffles are not my style, but flounces are not ruffles, and asymmetric designs are always fun.
It was somewhat challenging to alter since
the bodice is not symmetric, and it also has no 'regular' darts. So I
used a combination of a princess FBA and using my saran wrap block to
make sure I had made the changes I needed. I think it turned out pretty
well, and actually, this was my 'muslin', though I had hopes that it
would be very wearable. I think it is.
Metro Textiles in New
I left all the edges raw. In snoop shopping in NY and Chicago recently, and online of course, I am
seeing a lot of this, and if they can do it, so can I. The trickiest part was making the hook and eye at the top of the zipper look neat on the outside since there was no facing to sew it to. I think this works well. It's visible, obviously, but not messy looking. It's stitched through the top of the zipper tape for stability, and to control the zipper tape as well.