Dress: I drafted a pattern for the bodice (my first time working with princess seams) and made a mockup so I could make changes to it before using the actual fabric. The skirt is about 4 yards of hand-gathered duchess satin. This was when I realized that upholstery thread is good to use for gathering instead of regular thread. It's a lot harder to break. The "sash" was attached to the bodice before attaching the skirt.