Its not perfect, but it is wearable... the photos could be better but, I only had my nearly 7 yr old to take them, so there wasn't much to choose from, that and I tried aswell, but most of mine ended up being cleavage shots because of the angle.... I think you get the idea.... anyway here it is.....
Man I need a tan!!!
I ended up using a pattern from the Sew U Home Stretch book by Wendy Mullins. Though, I slashed and cut the pattern as suggests to get what I wanted. Once I sewed it together I found that I had to take a further two inches of the bodice for it to sit where I wanted it to be, though I am wondering whether next time I should just take a pattern from a dress that I like, rather than do this method? not sure.
I used a denim knit for the dress and a stretch lace as detail on the bodice, see close up below
Next on the list is probably drafting a A line skirt using the book Design it your own clothes by Cal Patch, just have to find some linen or cotton fabric... maybe next time I go to Auckland.