I went to the fabric shop and bought a whole roll of calico! Here are SOME of the pattern pieces laid out to be pinned and cut.
The bottom half of the dress (before gathering). I just wanted to wander around the house with a train so this was the first part of the dress I made.
Without the gathering the waist was massive...
...so I invited Mum in!
I'm hoping to make the calico bodice tomorrow morning but probably won't be able to do an update on here for a little while because I have to fly home to Sydney at midday... Never fear though, it will make it online eventually!