I will be leaving off the bubble hem, so I suppose I should come up with a new name for the project. I will be using the sleeves and I will be adjusting the neckline back down a bit.
I will use the pink dotted fabric from the previous post. I still need to purchase some pink batiste for the lining and some thread and a zipper. I hope to make it to the fabric store for supplies by the weekend.
In the meantime, the triangular neckline of this dress remeinded me of a previous Burda dress from May 2008 which I muslined with only limited success:
Here's a photo without the startled and unkempt looking model:
I say I only had limited success because I cut a straight size 44 for my first try. The top was too big and the bottom was too tight. I think after the success I've had with the Bubble Dress in a size 42, I might have better luck with this one if I go down one size on top. Of course I'll have to go up one size (at least) on the bottom, but that's the way it goes.
Luckily, I still had the traced pattern pieces. I only had to re-trace two pieces, the upper bodice piece and the facing. I was able to adjust all the other pieces down one size. (I also added 1.25" of length through the waist- my standard long torso adjustment.)