Now I ask you, does THIS look easy?
I think the ruffles are the most difficult part of the whole dress. And there are 3 of them so the torture is drawn out. Here's the first one attached.
And all 3.
The first picture shows the true color of the fabric. I did get a little further than this, today. The bodice back has darts and is sewn to the bodice front at the side seams, the waistband is attached, the back skirt darts are sewn, and the skirt front is pleated. I am getting ready to install the pockets but that will have to wait for tomorrow. I'm getting a headache from staring at polka dots all day.