Sewing Level: Easy
To create the bodice, take a 36" long panel of fabric, and fold it both
across the width and the length, making a 18" x 44" box. One fold is
center front, the other fold is part of the collar. Remove triangles of
fabric to open armholes and provide fabric for a collar. Cut a second
bodice to serve as lining. Join the bodice to the lining at the
armholes, turn and press.
To create the three tier skirt, determine the three finished lengths. If the longest tier is 40", the panel needs to be 82" long: (40" finished length + 1" seam allowance at waist) x 2. The second tier has a 35" finished length so the panel needs to be 72" long (35+1) x 2. The top tier has a 24" finished length so the panel is 50" long (24+1) x 2. Fold each panel and seam the selvage edges; then join to bodice at waist, insert elastic, and you are done.
If this doesn't sound easy but you like the dress, the pattern
and illustrated cutting and sewing instructions will be posted on this
website in June so please check back.