Here is a dress I made this week, and I have to say my favorite part is the shoes! It is from a 1952 reproduction pattern (Butterick something or other in case you are interested.)... it is made from 100% cotton, so in the 50's this would have been a more casual dress. I had to modify it a bit, adding some here and there to make more of a sleeve, and the black bow across the front to help keep the extra fabric I added in place and to break up the front, which ended up looking a little like a hospital gown. I love the fabric, it is from Denise Schmidt "Katie Jump Rope". Kacy took the picture of me, and with some creative Photoshopping, it doesn't look too bad.