My dream come true! All my life I wanted an authentic, well-fitted, colonial gown just like in the movies Slipper and the Rose, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc. Now I finally have it!
What I Changed:
The stomacher (the middle section of the bodice) is decorated by a ribbon/bow tied onto a gift I once received. It matched so well that I had to use it. The pearl buttons I bought to spruce it up a bit. The dress itself I changed by putting all the seams inside the lining rather than sewing all layers together in one seam. It would make more sense if you looked at the pattern instructions. I also used a different method for constructing a waistband for the underskirt.