Well another dress is finished and made it's debut
at our Pick Pocket Plantation tour today.
The pink, actually it's more of a mauve, brocade fabric was on the discount fabric rack at Walmart for $1.50 a yard (the dress needed about 7 yards plus the lining fabric which was also $1.50 a yard but only required about 2 yards).
I used a Simplicity pattern and trimmed the sleeves with some leftover tea stained lace from a previous project.
The frog closures ($3 for both) are also tea stained and the bodice is trimmed in a pearl trim (also leftovers).
The chemisette is an antique piece found at a local antique store for about $12.
Altogether the dress has about $35 invested and a couple of days time.
Don't forget to consider leftovers from previous projects when sewing a new project as it helps reduce costs greatly:).