This time I pleated the skirt, instead of gathering it. I like the effect, and it lies very flat at the waist. Unfortunately, because of the busy print, the pleats don’t show up well in the pictures. Also my camera was being fussy today, and didn’t want to focus, so that didn’t help. 😦
The fabric I used is a very light cotton voile, that I found online at Fabric Mart. It’s pretty sheer, so I underlined the whole dress (except the sleeves) with black cotton batiste. The bodice is also lined with Bemberg rayon.