I used aqua bottom-weight cotton, which is soft yet hefty. I put in a vintage mustard zipper (in the front there) and splashed the ribbon all over the dress - wheeee! I didn't even try to transfer the markings from the pattern, but instead used a ruler and pencil, making dots every few inches to keep the ribbon even.
|All photos of me on this post courtesy of Genevieve!|
I call it my Bavarian princess dress because the ribbon looks a bit old-fashioned German to me, and the style of the dress is princess seamed. It's a supremely comfortable dress in one of my favorite colors - I'm pleased!